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The third edition of the well known microscopic anatomy of the central nervous system is new in every sense of the word. Its author, Obersteiner's successor in Vienna, needs little introduction to American students of neurology. In the first chapter, the spinal cord is thoroughly considered, and a careful description of the structure of sixteen different levels is given and not the customary four or five of the usual textbook. In the second chapter, the brain stem is described at twenty different levels. In this chapter the striatum and pallidum (the Vogt nomenclature is used) are placed and described. The third chapter takes up the cerebrum. The illustrations in the main are excellent. The book is worth while and is strongly recommended to students of the nervous system.