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April 6, 1964

Color Atlas of Pathology. Vol III: Central Nervous System

JAMA. 1964;188(1):90. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060270096039

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Residents in pathology have found the first two volumes of this series, with their unusually fine colored photographs, to be of great educational value. The opinions of such a critical group are not to be taken lightly. The present volume, devoted to lesions of the nervous system, measures up to its predecessors in every way. The accepted thousand-to-one rate of exchange between words and pictures was never better exemplified. The layout of the volume is attractive and the illustrations with their subdued pastel shades have esthetic appeal. An 11-year-old child who happened to see my copy was fascinated, having mistaken it for a superior coloring book.

The text adjoining the pictures is of necessity rather sparse and does not provide sufficient supplemental information. The inadequate bibliography is also a considerable defect. Board-certified neuropathologists may look down on this atlas as an unwarranted oversimplification of their cherished domain. The average pathologist,

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