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The author's resolution to reunite the pathology of the nervous system and that of the remainder of the body is commendable; it is one of many indications of the general trend in the neurological field. Some neuropathologists, to say nothing of neurologists, have become highly specialized by reason of falling into ignorance of all else, which, as Clifford Allbutt noted long ago, is vain pretension. Neuropathologists have very nearly had their own private means of communication and special staining techniques, and the latter, while they undoubtedly have been important adjuncts, have been in the way of becoming the tail that wagged the dog. Dublin has attempted to redress these incongruities with straightforward description in plain English and with the use of relatively simple histologic method. His direct statements in some instances will likely be considered dogmatic.
The author, formerly of the Indianapolis General Hospital, is the Chief of Laboratory Service
Fundamentals of Neuropathology. AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1955;74(1):114–115. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330130116017
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