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September 1976

Atlas of Gross Neurosurgical Pathology

Arch Neurol. 1976;33(9):665. doi:10.1001/archneur.1976.00500090071023

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In his Atlas of Gross Neurosurgical Pathology, Professor Zülch has presented 379 beautiful illustrations, most (317) of brain tumors and a few of inflammatory, hemorrhagic, necrotic, and hydrocephalic disorders. These gross illustrations are complementary to his Atlas of the Histology of Brain Tumors (Springer-Verlag, 1971) and to the Handbuch der Neurochirurgie, volumes 1 and 3 (Springer-Verlag, 1956 and 1959). As such they are "intended to give the practicing neurosurgeon, neuroradiologist, neuropathologist and neurologist the concise information they need for diagnostic purposes concerning the aspect, site, and malignancy of tumors and other space-occupying lesions in the brain." In keeping with the format of an atlas, the text is short and the bibliographic citations limited.

How well does Professor Zülch succeed? Without exception the illustrations are superb, the specimens clearly dissected and sharply focused, and at first glance one would have to admire their presentation in this convenient format, which will be

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