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July 1974

Neuropathology of Vision: An Atlas

Arch Neurol. 1974;31(1):71. doi:10.1001/archneur.1974.00490370097026

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Some years ago, Dr. Richard Lindenberg, the distinguished neuropathologist at the Maryland Medical Examiners Office, and Dr. Frank Walsh, the venerated dean of neuroophthalmology, commenced to collate their respective material. This extraordinary association has been a paradigm of clinicopathologic correlation and has realized its ultimate legacy in the publication of this book. With Dr. Joel Sacks, a neuro-ophthalmologist trained in neuropathology, they have atlased the pathology of the visual system.

The Atlas is logically organized with its eight chapters beginning at the optic nerve head and terminating at the calcarine cortex. The 752 figures (consisting of gross pathology, photomicrographs, and occasional anatomical drawings) appear on the odd-numbered pages. The photography is exceptionally clear, and the relevant, uncluttered labeling bespeaks considerable attention from the authors. The opposite even-numbered pages consist of case reports, captions, and text specifically applicable to the figures.

Neurologists may find the first chapter somewhat difficult because of

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