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September 22, 1951

Spezielle Pathologie der Krankheiten des zentralen und peripheren Nervensystems

JAMA. 1951;147(4):355. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670210067031

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In this book, dedicated to Spielmeyer, the specific pathology of the diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems is discussed in a well-organized fashion and documented by well-chosen and well-reproduced illustrations, most of them photomicrographs. An attempt is made to correlate anatomic with functional alterations and, not very extensively, with the clinical picture. In addition to inflammatory, circulatory, degenerative, traumatic, and tumorous lesions and malformations, the effects of chemical and physical agents are extensively discussed. This is followed by an unusually useful compilation of the anatomic alterations of the nervous system in the various internal medical diseases, and, finally, by a discussion of the hypothalamic-pituitary syndrome. A large amount of information is compressed into a relatively limited space, and the style is clear. A small number of references are given as footnotes. Almost all the information given can be found in comparable books in English; nevertheless, the unusual completeness

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