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There is no reason why this, the second edition of the most definitive contemporary treatise on nervous system tumors written in English, will not have the same welcome reception it earned at its debut five years ago. The book is a wholly representative statement of modern British work in the field, comparable to its companion volume on neuropathology by the late Professor Greenfield and his collaborators.
For those few readers not familiar with the first edition, it may be stated briefly that the book contains ample descriptions of all the commonly recognized neoplasms of the nervous system, including those of developmental and of secondarily invasive origin as well as the primary tumors of meningeal, vascular, and neuroectodermal derivation. The biological characteristics of the respective tumors are given adequate consideration, and the classification employed by the authors, a modified but not overly simplified version of the cytogenetic schema of Bailey and
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