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December 26, 1936

Osnovy morfologii nervnoy sistemy v normalnom i patologicheskom sostayaniyakh

JAMA. 1936;107(26):2155-2156. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770520057028

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In a short preface the author states that in the Soviet Republics the interest in neuropathology has become of late so great that there is hardly a neuropsychiatric establishment without a properly equipped histopathologic laboratory. Psychiatric institutes are being gradually equipped with necropsy rooms, and the growing number of research neuropsychiatric centers attracts numerous young physicians eager to work in the field of pathology. In the introduction (thirty-six large pages of small print) the author enlarges on the importance of neuropathology in general, without the knowledge of which, he justly states, there can be no progress in the intelligent understanding of neuropsychiatric problems. Unfortunately, he did not spare efforts to exaggerate the shortcomings of neuropathology or to enlarge on the difficulties associated with its studies, such as the necessity of extensive clinical observations and of a previous training in anatomy, physiology, histology, embryology and other allied sciences. The picture painted

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