by Alfred Huber (Frederick C. Blodi, trans.) ed 2; 376 pp, 233 illus, $32.50, St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1971.
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What a truly marvelous book this is! Equal congratulations are due both the author and the translator. The work is scholarly and beautifully presented; the translation is lucid and nearly conversational in tone.
Professor Huber writes with the weight of enormous personal experience; this is what makes the book so valuable. He discusses data derived from 2,500 cases of brain tumors on record at the Neurosurgical Clinic at the University of Zürich and has supplemented this with an appropriate review of the relevant literature.
This book "tells it like it is" while giving acknowledgement to all the "standard" material that one would expect to find in a text on the subject. The author points out that some of the generally accepted material has doubtful clinical significance. For example, he speaks of the difficulty in eliciting Wernicke's hemianopic pupillary phenomenon in lesions of the anterior cerebral pathways; anyone who has tried
Sacks JG. Eye Symptoms in Brain Tumors. JAMA. 1971;218(13):1948. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03190260062034