The next in our "Best of the Month" series appeared on February 26, 2013:
|Mark L. Cohen, MD|
- Long-standing professional relationship with unbridled admiration for lead editor Tony Yachnis, both as a person and as a pathologist (he's not the Moderator of the world-famous Diagnostic Slides Session of the American Association of Neuropathologists, as well as their President-Elect, for nothing).
- I have contributed to several publications that compete within the same niche, and from which I have amassed a small fortune (recently enabling me to purchase new windshield wipers for my ‘99 Corolla).
|Anthony T. Yachnis, MD, MS|
|Marie Rivera-Zengotita, MD|
- Neurology and neurosurgery residents should run, not walk, to order a copy, as Board examinations are near at hand, and this book provides a perfect study guide for preparation. Neuropathology fellows should also obtain a copy for studying, although at this moment they have time to walk to their laptops or bookstore.
- Neuroradiologists and anatomic pathologists should obtain a copy to keep as a quick reference
- Neuro-oncologists will probably gravitate towards more specialized textbooks (such as the recent addition to the Diagnostic Pathology series edited by PCB et al.)
- As far as practicing neuropathologists go, I think we all need a copy as we generally find ourselves in one of two situations:
- A private practice or group setting without instantaneous access to literature databases. For this group, I think the book fulfills its goal as a quick access to diseases with which we may have become unacquainted during our time in practice.
- A large academic medical center with broadband access to literature databases. In this position, our quick access will generally be on-line. On the other hand, we should all have a copy to lend to clinical rotators as an expression of our great goodwill. (Another minor weakness of the book is that there is no RFID device by which we can geolocate our books once they have left our offices. On the other hand, the included on-line access assures that even as our copies disappear, we will still have access from our computers).