October 14, 1933

A Text-Book of Neuropathology.

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By Arthur Weil, M.D., Associate Professor of Neuropathology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 335, with 260 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(16):1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740410064040

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This compact textbook discusses the pathology of the nervous system from a broad biologic standpoint and is to be commended for this, but a perusal of the book will convince one that the pathology of the nervous system is still largely histopathology. This phase of the subject is adequately and clearly presented in concise form suitable for students. The first chapter is valuable for one beginning the study of neuropathology. After four chapters on general neuropathology, the separate diseases are taken up briefly but adequately. The chapters on inflammations and intoxications are particularly to be commended. The chapter on tumors is adequate, in contrast to European books on the same subject. One should note that the appendix on staining methods is not meant to be a complete laboratory manual. The literary style is decidedly Germanic. It is a pity that neuropathology cannot be cleared of German words and phrases that

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