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With the advent of neurosurgery, the teaching of tumors of the brain and spinal cord came to be not only of academic but also of practical interest. Unfortunately, their classification and nomenclature are so confused that it is sometimes almost impossible to become oriented, for several names are given the same type of tumors, or various tumors bear the same name. As such a confusion exists also in other organs, the French Association for Study of Cancer set itself the task to simplify and unify the classification of tumors by means of pictures obtained with ordinary technic. The present volume, for instance, is a small portion of the association's work representing an atlas of the most important tumors of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The atlas consists of twelve large plates, nearly all in colors. The description is brief but clear, exact and plain, with frequent excursions into
Atlas du cancer: Les tumeurs des centres nerveux et des nerfs périphériques.. JAMA. 1932;98(14):1214. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730400092042