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In this short monograph Marburg attempts to establish the connection between cranial trauma and some types of tumor of the brain. Analysis of previous reports leads him to conclude that tumors may arise by trauma. It is of interest that the rôle of trauma was considered more important among the older neurologists than among those of the present day. To quote a few statistics: Gerhard found that 17 per cent of gliomas originate through trauma. Müller reported the incidence of trauma in tumors of the frontal lobe to be 18.7 per cent. Monakow found a history of trauma of the head in thirty of one hundred patients with tumor of the brain, and in ten of these he could establish that the trauma served as the impetus to the tumor formation. Oppenheim believed that trauma can serve as the impetus to the formation of some tumors. Kinnier Wilson, on the
Unfall und Hirngeschwulst.. Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(4):914-915. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250160229020