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July 15, 1950

A Textbook of Neuropathology with Clinical, Anatomical and Technical Supplements

JAMA. 1950;143(11):1037. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910460095033

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This is an excellent textbook and reference for the neurologist, neurosurgeon and psychiatrist and for the neophyte in neuropathology, written by one eminently well qualified in this field. The presentation of the material indicates maturity and originality of thought based on the study of the author's own material. For the most part he has used good judgment in allotting space to various subjects. The approach is functional and anatomic. An outstanding feature is the excellence and number of illustrations. One cannot avoid learning if he only flips the pages. Bibliographies are ample, well chosen and well arranged. Controversial aspects of particular subjects are discussed briefly, and dogmatism is conspicuously absent. The style of writing is perhaps a little heavy, and the interest is enlivened only occasionally by a few remarks of human interest. The clinical supplement is a good feature, but it is doubtful whether the neuroanatomic supplement is of

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