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This volume is of particular interest to neurologists and surgeons, for the bulk of the book is of neurologic interest. The first chapter, of 682 pages, is by Dandy. After a short introduction, he presents the diagnosis of neurologic conditions. The best part is undoubtedly the discussion of encephalography, ventricular estimation, encephalography with iodized oil and arterial encephalography. It would be easy to find fault with the discussion of cerebral localization. Some of the statements are too dogmatic. However, looking at it from the surgical standpoint, they will do. On the other hand, the neurologist would find it difficult to accept many of the statements made by the author, not only in this particular chapter but throughout the entire discussion, for obviously there is a wide division between the neurosurgeon, who looks at neurologic symptoms purely from the operative standpoint, and the neurologist, who should and does know more neurology.
Practice of Surgery: Clinical, Diagnostic, Operative, Postoperative.. Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(5):1176. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240110244011