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July 1933

Neuropathology: The Anatomical Foundation of Nervous Diseases.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;30(1):242. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240130250023

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A small and comprehensive work on neuropathology in the English langauge has been needed for a long time. There are many such works in the German literature. The present volume consists of 13 chapters and 349 pages. The treatment of the subject is well handled. The book begins with a discussion of the cytology and cytopathology, and then treats in order the meninges, vascular disease and arteriosclerosis, inflammations, tuberculosis, syphilis, leprosy, intoxications, injuries, the functional psychoses, malformations, degenerations and intracranial tumors. Necessarily no particular subdivision is treated in extenso. For example, tabes is discussed in 2 pages, but the description should be considered as part of the general subject of syphilis. Tumors of the brain are discussed in 23 pages. The discussions are adequate and give the student an excellent description of the pathology of the nervous system. The illustrations are excellent. Practically all of them are original, although here

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