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January 1950

Histopathology of the Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(1):194. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010204022

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This book is representative of the long labors of Dr. Hassin in the field of neuropathology, during approximately thirty-five years. It is not surprising, then, that the text should be recognized as the outstanding book in the English language on the subject of microscopic pathology of nervous diseases. Nor will the reader be astonished to learn that its author is considered the dean of American neuropathologists and, logically, is the editor of the only journal concerned particularly with this field of investigation.

The text is divided into five parts, the first dealing with general considerations of histology and histopathology of nervous tissues, the second with diseases of the peripheral nerves, the third with those of the spinal cord, the next with those affecting the brain and the final one with staining methods. While this anatomic approach to the problem makes some duplication necessary (since, for example, tumors of the spinal

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