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March 27, 1972

Pathology of the Nervous System

JAMA. 1972;219(13):1769. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03190390053035

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This second volume is a welcome addition to the set, and because of its comprehensive nature and authoritative presentation is an excellent source book in neuropathology. Classic neuropathologic studies and observations are combined with ultrastructural, biochemical, and functional considerations of the problems. Although progress in neuropathology has been rapid, none of the chapters is out of date.

The editors have organized volume 2 into nine sections: Metabolic Disturbances, Degenerations, Vascular Disturbances, Intoxications, Trauma, Birth Defects and Malformations, Congenital Space-Occupying Lesions, and Neoplasms. The sections consist of 4 to 18 chapters; the largest sections are those on tumors, vascular diseases, and trauma. Each of the 76 chapters is essentially a review written by an authority who has contributed significantly to the field.

There are selected parts of this volume which are especially recommended to both the general reader and the specialist. The section on vascular disease consists of a series of