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February 1946

Textbook of Neuropathology. Second edition.

Arch NeurPsych. 1946;55(2):169. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300130095013

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In his preface to the second edition of this textbook, the author admits that while great strides have been made in neuropsychiatry, especially therapeutically, since he published his first edition, neuropathology as such has not been affected by these discoveries. He feels that "most of the contributions to neuropathology have been made in the experimental field; the investigation of the vitamin deficiencies, the experimental production of tumors of nervous tissues, and the experimental study of the pathology of the different shock treatments." It is therefore to these newer additions that the reader turns his attention, only to discover that in the whole book of 356 pages, 5 to 10 pages at most are devoted to the newer works referred to by the author. The material dealing with vitamin deficiencies and shock treatments is rather abbreviated. The data dealing with the experimental production of tumors are presented in somewhat more detail,