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August 20, 1949

Atlas of Neuropathology

JAMA. 1949;140(16):1308. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900510058030

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This is an introductory text designed for the beginner in neuropathology. Its purpose is to provide illustrative material to students and others who do not have an adequate variety of specimens readily available. The majority of the illustrations are of gross specimens, although there is a fair number of photomicrographs. The text is limited to a few brief statements regarding each condition dealt with and the figures chosen to illustrate it. The disorders described and illustrated are limited to the common neurologic conditions. Rare diseases, minor variations and controversial subjects are not presented.

In general the illustrations are well chosen and well reproduced. Only a few are open to criticism. In one or two instances the photographs selected depict an atypical example of the condition under discussion. In a book designed for the novice and one so limited in textual matter this is unfortunate. The most outstanding examples of this

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