This is, presumably, the first volume in a series which has as its double purpose (according to the editor) to present the new and provocative in neuropathology, and, on occasion, to provide a forum for a particularly elegant study that brings to a near-close an area of intensive research of the recent past.
With the market being literally flooded with symposia, conferences, and congress reports, one is apt to look with some skepticism at the possible value of these publications for the scientist and the medical practitioner.
This volume, as most of its kind, is somewhat of a mixed bag. While there is little doubt that this book was written by research neuropathologists for other research neuropathologists, some of the content might justifiably be classified as ultraesoterica. Some of the material has already been abundantly and repeatedly published elsewhere. Some of the review articles are excellent but are also quite