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November 12, 1982

Neuropathology: A Summary for Students

JAMA. 1982;248(18):2348. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330180094055

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Each new introductory text in neuropathology offers a fresh solution to the old problem of covering a large field in a small book. Some authors have produced a heavily illustrated manual with little text, others have used the case method to characterize important entities, and still others have used the standard photograph/ text ratio and prepared a book in the classic format. The present authors attempt a comprehensive discussion by reliance on the written word and selected line drawings. There are no photographs.

The book begins with introductory accounts of cellular reactions to injury, and brain edema and the consequences of expanding masses. Twelve subsequent chapters treat subjects such as vascular disease, trauma, disorders of muscle and nerve, and aging and dementia. The book concludes with a 15th chapter on special topics such as epilepsy, radiation necrosis, and hydrocephalus. Throughout, the authors are careful to complement neuropathological descriptions with emphasis