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The first edition of this book, published in 1959 and reprinted in 1960, has been hailed as a classic in its field. "A classic is a book which one praises without reading," says Chesterton, but this definition does not fit Russell and Rubinstein. Well-worn copies in laboratories throughout the world are mute witnesses to its usefulness and authority. A new edition is most welcome.
Since the first edition contains a full description of the gross and microscopic appearances of tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system and a judicious discussion of their histogenesis, few revisions have been necessary in four years. Some material, such as a paragraph on progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, has been added and references have been brought up to date. A few illustrations have been changed, but the standards in this regard were already high.
Two major changes, however, add considerably to the value of the book
Bailey OT. Pathology of Tumours of the Nervous System. JAMA. 1964;187(10):783–784. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060230111041
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