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February 11, 1983

Surgical Pathology of the Nervous System and Its Coverings

Author Affiliations

Henry Ford Hospital Wayne State University Detroit

JAMA. 1983;249(6):833. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330300091055

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The second edition of this now well-known and deservedly popular text has successfully incorporated the pertinent recent literature. The additional 116 pages are the result of a modest increase in text and photographs, the latter well selected, of excellent quality and of such numbers as even to qualify this edition as an atlas.

Many of the criticisms of the original edition remain: the format consists of a generic description of a disease and, separately, its secondary description at different locations within the CNS. This often requires several discussions of an entity. This is particularly true for the primary neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord. For these reasons the cautious reader will find it advantageous to use the separate illustration and subject indexes and to read all the discussions related to a disease. One neoplasm, the subependymoma, with two somewhat divergent descriptions may confuse the reader as to the authors'