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September 1973

Progress in Neuropathology, vol 1.

Author Affiliations

Burlington, Vt


Edited by Harry M. Zimmerman. Price, $24. Pp 316. Grune & Stratton Inc, 111 Fifth Ave, New York 10003, 1971.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(3):459. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650090129032

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This is the first volume in a series that has as its double purpose, according to the editor, to present the new and provocative in neuropathology, and, on occasion, to provide a forum for a particularly elegant study that brings to near completion an area of intensive research.

With the market being literally flooded with symposia, conferences, and congress reports, one is apt to look with some skepticism at the possible value of these publications for both scientist and medical practitioner.

This volume, as most of its kind, is somewhat of a mixed bag. While there is little doubt that this book was written by research neuropathologists for other research neuropathologists, some of the content might justifiably be classified as ultraesoterica. Some of the material has already been abundantly and repeatedly published elsewhere. Some of the review articles are excellent but are also quite specialized.

There is little in this

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