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October 1963

Morphology of Neuroglia.

Arch Neurol. 1963;9(4):444. doi:10.1001/archneur.1963.00460100132015

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This extensively illustrated monograph contains the results of the first three years of study by a "Glia Research Group" organized in 1957 by the Japanese Ministry of Education. The eight chapters (contributed by 14 authors) include: 1) a review of neuroglial histology with numerous illustrations of metal impregnated glia in normal and pathological conditions, 2) a brief chapter on some aspects of glial ultrastructure, and 3) an extensive consideration of the characteristics of glia in tissue culture, including the culture of gliomas.

The book is, as the editor states, an atlas of neuroglial morphology. It is not the report of a research symposium. No comprehensive review of the literature in the field is attempted. It repeats some previously published material and, as in the case case of the chapter on ultrastructure, outlines what are now well-known aspects of the subjects treated. Only in the area of observations on glia in culture does it add

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