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May 1938

Pathology of the Central Nervous System: A Study Based upon a Survey of Lesions Found in a Series of Fifteen Thousand Autopsies.

Arch NeurPsych. 1938;39(5):1126. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270050252022

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This volume presents thoroughly practical work on neuropathology, as good as any that has appeared in the English language. It is simple and fairly complete, emphasizing the common disturbances in the nervous system and correlating these deviations with the clinical features, on the one hand, and pathogenesis, on the other. The fine work that the author has done on craniocerebral injuries is summarized in 60 pages, with many illustrations and diagrams, and forms by far the finest part of the book. The discussion of the pathways of infection of the nervous system and the mechanism of abscess formation is also effectively treated, but the chapter on syphilis is not well done. Particularly interesting is the study on the incidence of the various neurologic disorders, based on a series of 15,000 autopsies performed at the Los Angeles County Hospital. The book contains many gross photographs and little of the tedious minutiae