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May 22, 1967

Mycoses of the Central Nervous System

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Chapel Hill, NC

JAMA. 1967;200(8):731-732. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120210117040

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At the Duke University Medical Center the staff has had extensive experience with mycoses of all types, but especially of the central nervous system. The availability of such pathologic material, accumulated for more than 30 years, is due largely to the foresightedness of Wiley D. Forbus and the high standards of examination and recording which he established and maintained. This material forms the basis of the present book.

For the most part, each chapter is devoted to a major fungous disease. The format of most chapters comprises a brief introduction of the mycosis in general and then particular discussion of infection of the nervous system. The topic headings include incidence, source of nervous system involvement, clinical aspects, cerebrospinal fluid, course and treatment, tissue reactions to fungus, and identification of organisms in tissue. The text, relatively short and descriptive, is characterized by clarity and authority. It presupposes some knowledge of mycology