September 1973

Tumors of the Central Nervous System.

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By Lucien J Rubinstein, MD. Price, $11.75. Pp 400. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC 20305, 1972.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(3):496. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350210120043

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The high standards of the tumor atlases published by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology are fully maintained in this volume. The book is worth reading for the author's use of the English language as well as for the many beautiful illustrations including 15 color plates. The author's opinions are clearly stated and are also well referenced. The reader should not be misled by the title into thinking that the discussion is limited to intrinsic tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). The pathology of most intraspinal and intracranial tumors is covered, including, briefly, pituitary tumors, which are themselves the subject of a separate fascicle. The section on the secondary effects of space-occupying lesions within the cranial cavity should be read by all who need to understand some of the mechanisms underlying the altered physiological condition of patients with intracranial catastrophes, whether due to neoplasms, trauma, or vascular disease. The

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