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February 28, 1931

Techniques histologiques de neuropathologie.

JAMA. 1931;96(9):714. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720350066038

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The remarkable growth of neurology was unquestionably due mainly to the progress of neuropathology. Clinical observations are especially valuable when supported by pathology. The famous school of French neurologists—Charcot, Raymond, Dejerine, Pierre Marie—always laid stress on pathology, and the present head of the neurologic service at the Salpêtrière, Professor Guillain, is the most eager follower of the tradition of the French school of neurology. His chief of the laboratory at the Salpêtrière rendered an exceptional service to neuropathology by publishing his book. The methods of neuropathology research, mainly those of staining, became alarmingly numerous and even confusing. Almost every neuropathologist of prominence prefers certain methods or devises methods of his own. For a beginner in neuropathology, and a general pathologist, it is not easy to become oriented in the mass of staining methods recommended for routine or research work. The existing manuals are either too short or one sided, or

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