Thursday, January 17, 2013
Yachnis and Rivera-Zengotita team up to bring us some high-yield neuropathology
Neuropathology: A Volume in the High-Yield Pathology Series is released. The book has a copyright year of 2014, so we may have to wait a while before it is released. But, if the good Dr. Yachnis is the principal author, it will surely be worth the wait. In his preface, written with co-author Dr. Marie L Rivera-Zengotita, Dr. Yachnis writes: "Our intent in producing this volume is not to replace several other outstanding comprehensive textbooks in the field but rather to provide quick reference via bulleted summaries of key facts that are supported by multiple representative photographs on topics of interest in the major areas of neuropathology. We have attempted to provide rapid access to a range of nervous system disorders for trainees and practitioners.... It should be a handy practical reference for practicing pathologists, including neuropathologists requiring quick access to the field" This book does not just cover tumors, but also malformations, cerebrovascular disorders, trauma, infectious disease, demyelinating disease, neurodegenerative disorders, toxic-metabolic disease, peripheral nerve disease, and muscle disease. I think I can speak for the entire neuropathology community, Dr. Yachnis, in saying that we eagerly look forward to getting our hands on this book.