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March 9, 1957

Atlas of Tumors of the Nervous System

JAMA. 1957;163(10):899. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970450101026

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The authors of this handsome atlas describe their book as a "partial substitute for the absence of a sufficient quantity" of cases of tumors of the nervous system in most clinics. Their aim is "to present the morphologic features of the tumors of the nervous system... as an aid in their diagnosis." In a brief introduction they state that they have adopted the classification of gliomas proposed by Bailey and Cushing "because it has been widely recognized... and a better... is not yet available." They criticize, somewhat unjustly, the simplification suggested by Kernohan and his group as disregarding the mixed nature of the gliomas, as being, in fact, not simpler, and as implying prophetic capacities of the pathologist with regard to malignancy. The book is divided into sections on the gliomas, meningiomas, neurinomas, tumors of the pituitary body, congenital tumors, sarcomas, tumors of the choroid plexus, and those arising in

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