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November 1959

Pathology of Tumours of the Nervous System.

AMA Arch Neurol. 1959;1(5):577-578. doi:10.1001/archneur.1959.03840050111015

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This is a companion volume to Greenfield's "Neuropathology," and it was originally planned that he should edit it. Although it is regrettable that he was unable, because of illness, to do so, it is doubtful that he could have produced a better book. In addition to true neoplasms, tumor-like abnormalities are included, but not granulomas or parasites, which were adequately presented in Greenfield's volume.

In the discussion of pathogenesis, the authors admit that a slight blow on the head can "unmask a glioma already present" but go on to remark that the problem of the relation of trauma to tumor growth is "more difficult when a period of months or even years has elapsed." "The sequence of events may be suggestive.... On the other hand when the vast legacy of war and civic brain injuries, unaccompanied by neoplastic disease, is weighed in the balance it must be concluded that these

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