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November 1935

The Brain as an Organ: Its Postmortem Study and Interpretation

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(5):832. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470050128022

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Abstract

The simple manner of presentation makes the most modern findings in this difficult field accessible for the first time to physicians at large and thus enables the dermatologist and syphilologist to obtain accurate information on questions which have heretofore been the esoteric property of the nueropathologist.

The authors point out that studies on the pathology and histopathology of the brain have been hampered by several important obstacles. The first is that neuropathologists have successfully compiled a mass of data concerning neurologic changes, but have failed to coordinate them with the findings in the other parts of the affected body; the second is that changes in the central nervous system have frequently been recorded and regarded as pathognomonic without a sufficient number of normal controls, and the third is the subjective approach of the investigator who, overawed by the importance of the tissue he was studying, was inclined to study

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