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May 1938

Pathology of the Central Nervous System. A Study Based Upon a Survey of Lesions Found in a Series of Fifteen Thousand Autopsies.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(5):659. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030676012

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This is an excellent book for the clinician on the pathology of the central nervous system. The material used for its basis is 15,000 autopsies in which lesions were observed and studied, in addition to a large experience of the author with some 12,000 neurologic cases. Many of the statements made are substantiated by ample reference to works covering the subject involved. The book is not intended as a text on histologic methods for the laboratory worker, but the clinical application of the pathologic process is always stressed. The plan is good, aside from the excellence with which the book is written. The statements are clear and follow a logical sequence of events, which makes the material interesting and useful.

While histology is not a major feature of the book, it is amply covered in an instructive fashion. The author considers that all pathologic processes in the various parts of

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