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January 1976

Atlas of Gross Neurosurgical Pathology

Arch Surg. 1976;111(1):95. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360190097029

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This beautifully prepared atlas with photographs of high quality is designed for the practicing neurosurgeon, neurologist, or neuropathologist. It is a companion to The Atlas of the Histology of Brain Tumors by the same author. However, its usefulness is limited by the exclusion of trauma and the very brief coverage of hydrocephalus. The use of an older nomenclature on the drawings is a disadvantage. Some of the figures could be improved by more detailed labeling. Some readers may take offense at the fact that all measurements are given in terms of fruits and vegetables. There are also a few medical theories that might bear disagreement (in particular, that schizophrenia is listed as the leading cause of brain swelling). The synonyms and classification of tumors is not adjacent to the chapter on tumors, but rather follows the chapter on edema. The utility of the table on the sites of tumors is

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