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August 1974

Muscle Biopsy: A Modern Approach

Arch Neurol. 1974;31(2):143. doi:10.1001/archneur.1974.00490380091018

Neuromuscular diseases have been in the limelight for many years, mainly because of the growing interest in muscle and the application of new techniques, such as muscle histochemistry and electron microscopy. This book should be of great interest to muscle histochemists, and should appeal to clinical neurologists and neuropathologists who have more than a fleeting interest in muscle disease. In addition, technicians can use it as a manual for appropriate technical procedures. The authors are known authorities in the field of neuromuscular disease.

The book is divided into three sections, each containing illustrations, basic pathology, and case histories—a beautiful integration of the clinical with the pathologic. The first section deals with the muscle biopsy procedure, histochemical stains and reactions, and details of normal and pathologic changes of biopsied muscle. The second section deals with pathologic and clinical aspects of individual neuromuscular disease drawn mainly from the authors' experience, and a

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