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December 1929

Normale und pathologische Anatomie und Histologie des Grosshirns.

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By Prof. A. Jakob. Volume II, first part. Price, 40 marks. Pp. 870, with 266 illustrations. Leipzig and Vienna: Franz Deuticke, 1929.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(6):1317-1318. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220060214021

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Abstract

This is the second volume of Prof. Jakob's work on the histology and microscopic anatomy of the nervous system. As was the first volume, the book is based entirely on the material studied by Jakob and his many pupils.

Chapter 1, comprising twenty-five pages, takes up tuberculosis of the brain and its membranes. In it, meningeal tuberculosis and tuberculoma of the brain substance are discussed. Excellent examples are brought forth to illustrate the various phases. The exposition of this subject is fairly complete. Only one or two points might be emphasized. The author includes from the literature the cases of tuberculous meningitis in which recovery has been reported, with a discussion of each report. He quotes the case of Henkel in which death nine years after recovery from a tuberculous meningitis was studied histologically. The second point worthy of emphasis is the description and illustration of the characteristic changes in

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