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February 1935

Histopathology of the Peripheral and Central Nervous System.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(2):451. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250140207021

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This book of four hundred and ninety-one pages is the result of Professor Hassin's twenty years of personal work on the histopathology of the nervous system plus a great deal of reading in many languages. It is a book for mature students of neurology and psychiatry, not for beginners, for the material is discussed almost entirely from the microscopic standpoint, with little generalization or clinical correlation. Part 1 takes up the diseases of the peripheral nerves; part 2, diseases of the spinal cord; part 3, diseases of the brain, and part 4, staining methods. Under each heading the histopathology of many common and rare diseases is described. The reader can find an adequate presentation of almost any neurologic syndrome and of a few psychiatric syndromes. Thus, it makes a good reference book for clinic or laboratory. The purpose of the book is to describe these diseases "from a histopathologic angle

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