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May 1932

Les tumeurs des centres nerveux et des nerfs périphériques: atlas du cancer.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(5):1272. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230170288014

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This atlas of the tumors of the central nervous system and peripheral nerves presents the French classification of the gliomas. The work is beautifully illustrated with many colored drawings and has an adequate discussion of the plates. The tumors of the central nervous system are much more completely treated than those of the peripheral nerves.

The tumors of the central nervous system are divided into: (1) gliomas, (2) ependymochoroidal tumors, (3) ganglioneuromas, (4) neurospongiomas and (5) neuro-epitheliomas. The gliomas are again divided into: (1) astrocytomas, (2) oligodendrocytomas and (3) glioblastomas, or gliomes à cellules indifférenciées.

Roussy and Oberling do not accept the division of astrocytomas into protoplasmic and fibrillary. They prefer to divide them into astrocytome très fibrillaire, astrocytomes peu fibrillaires or afibrillaires and astrocytomes giganto-cellulaires. They describe also a pseudopapillary astrocytoma, which from the description and illustrations would seem to be an astroblastoma. The oligodendrocytomas are similar to those