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July 1991

Neurobiology of Brain Tumors, vol 4, Concepts in Neurosurgery

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Cleveland, Ohio

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(7):674. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530190016003

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A neurologist's knowledge of primary brain tumors may not be up to date for several reasons. Major textbooks of neurology cover only basic clinical, radiologic, and pathologic aspects of the subject. Neurosurgeons, rather than neurologists, care for most patients. The results of research on brain tumors do not generally appear in the three major journals of clinical neurology. This book, a comprehensive review of the neurobiology of brain tumors, should prove useful to neurologists for those reasons. With a little application and no more than a medical school background in general oncology, this book can provide the general neurologist with a good, workable knowledge of the pathogenesis and biological behavior of brain tumors, as currently understood.

The book consists of 20 chapters in four major divisions. The first section deals with the epidemiology and classification of brain tumors. Bruce Schoenberg's excellent review of the epidemiology of brain tumors was probably

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