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April 1995

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(4):342. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540280024009

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Neuropsychiatric Disorders is a strikingly beautiful book. The quality, color, and elegance of the figures and illustrations are so far superior to any other publication that I have seen on this topic that I cannot do justice to it in a black-and-white book review.

The clinical and research utility of the figures and photographs is also striking. For example, how many times have we wondered in looking at a magnetic resonance or computed tomographic image where the picture cortex was in terms of Brodmann's areas on the cortical surface? The first section of Neuropsychiatric Disorders provides a color-keyed set of serial illustrations of computed tomographic slices showing Brodmann's areas that are illustrated on each coronal cut. One can use this index to match up lesion neuroanatomy in an axial or coronal plane with known neuroanatomy.

The next section provides an overview of the neuropsychiatric disorders that produce cognitive loss. Pathologic

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