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September 14, 1935


JAMA. 1935;105(11):845-849. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760370001001

In this country the interest in chronic subdural hemorrhage was aroused by the report of Putnam and Cushing1 in 1925. Curiously enough, at that time these authors could report but six cases from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital records, although a very large amount of neurosurgical material passed through this clinic. Furthermore, in their careful review of the literature a bare half dozen American articles on this subject were available. Again, when in 1927 I2 reported three instances of this condition from the Neurosurgical Clinic of the University Hospital, a cursory examination of its records failed to show any similar cases prior to this date. But when Munro3 in 1934 reviewed the literature for the past ten years on this subject, twenty-six articles were available from the American literature, eight appearing between 1926 and 1930 and sixteen since 1930. I do not believe that chronic subdural hematomas

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