May 1965

Tay-Sachs Disease.

Author Affiliations

Cincinnati, Ohio


Edited by Bruno W. Volk, MD. Price, not given. Pp 158. Grune and Stratton, Inc., 381 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016, 1964.

Am J Dis Child. 1965;109(5):476. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090020478031

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The coming-of-age biochemical neuropathology and neurology has been heralded and accompanied by a shower of publications, including symposia, seminars, and Festschrifte. Not the least of these is this admirable, well-published, and beautifully illustrated volume by the present day proprietors of the most intensely studied hereditary neurovisceral lipidoses. Together with the 1959 American Journal of Diseases of Children symposium, the stimulating recent volume on "Cerebral Sphingolipidoses," von Bogaert's older "Cerebral Lipidoses," the tiny volume on the neurometabolic diseases of childhood, published in England, and the excellent "Modern Aspects of Neurology," this little book makes up a bookshelf of considerable importance to the neurobiologist, although rather detailed and specialized for the general practitioner of pediatrics.

This reviewer cannot help but wonder whether such a study as this is not superfluous in the presence of the sphingolipidosis symposium of which the present authors were also editors.

The rapidity of recent advances in neurochemistry is

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