Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Darell D. Bigner, Roger E. McLendon, and Janet M. Bruner, 6th ed, 1372 pp, with illus, $275, ISBN 0-340-58113-1, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1998.
Pathology of Tumors of the Nervous System, by Drs Dorothy Russell and Lucien J. Rubinstein, has been an invaluable reference for those interested in learning, managing, and investigating such tumors. With the first edition in 1956, the text quickly established its reputation as an authoritative reference on complex subjects. As a pathologist who has maintained more than casual interest in tumors of the nervous system, I cherish this book, not only because of the expansive experience and authoritativeness of its authors, but also for the lucid, almost poetic literary style. Certainly, the concise and succinct descriptions of complex tumors have served as a model for me and many others.
NeuropathologyRussell and Rubinstein's Pathology of Tumors of the Nervous System, vols 1 & 2. JAMA. 1999;281(15):1440. doi:10.1001/jama.281.15.1440-JBK0421-5-1