The author, a distinguished neuropathologist from the University of São Paulo and its associated hospitals, is fully qualified to write on the subject of the pathological changes in the nervous system resulting from injury, disease, and developmental anomalies. His material, based on 16,000 autopsies, is abundant, and his laboratory facilities are excellent. The book covers the usual topics of degenerations, inflammations, disorders of circulation, with long chapters on syphilis, tumors, peripheral nervous disease, meningitis, trauma, and parasitic infections. An alphabetical index is provided, but only a few references to the literature are included as footnotes, without a complete bibliography. Over 800 well-produced illustrations greatly add to the value of the text, particularly for those readers who cannot read Spanish fluently. As the author was trained in France, his background is frequently reflected by references to French literature.
The volumes, well bound and serviceable, are printed with care on good paper.