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March 1937

Pathology of the Nervous System: A Student's Introduction.

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;37(3):709-710. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260150239021

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This volume is another addition to existing books on the pathology of the nervous system, three of which made their appearance in 1933, all in the United States. The purpose in writing the booklet was to acquaint beginners with the fundamentals of neuropathology. At best, it may be considered a short compend prepared by a general pathologist with whom neuropathology seems to be a sideissue. Dr. Biggart frequently stresses the relationship between the phenomena of general pathology and those of neuropathology, but it is questionable whether it was necessary to write a special outline, for the basic facts of neuropathology are well covered in modern textbooks on general pathology. However, the compend is an improvement on previous English textbooks on the histopathology of the nervous system. The technical side (print, paper and illustrations) is excellent, but the price is out of proportion to the merits of the book.

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