As an academic neurosurgeon with a long-standing interest in brain tumors, epilepsy and brain biopsy, I am well aware of Dr. Miller's excellent reputation as an honest, world-class neuropathologist, teacher and neuroscientist. But of all of his contributions to his field, this book has to be the greatest. It is superb! In my opinion Modern Surgical Neuropathology will and should become the definitive text on surgical neuropathology. It is profusely illustrated with high quality color photographs and clearly describes state of the art procedures, special stains and current thinking on the pathology of a variety of neurological diseases. Most important, it is written by an author who has practiced his art "in the trenches" as the of chief of neuropathology at an institution with very busy Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology where he worked closely with clinicians and taught residents and medical students. Fortunately, Dr Miller can also write very well. His book is beautifully written, fun to read,and belongs on the bookshelf of any serious neurosurgeon, neurologist, pathologist, medical student and anyone else interested in the study of neurological diseases. In addition, for the academic, the enclosed CD is a "gold mine" for illustrations that can be used in "PowerPoint" lectures for students, residents and colleagues which, I confess, I've already tapped into! I highly recommend this book.