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February 23, 1963

Cerebral vascular disease.

Author Affiliations

Brookline, Mass.

JAMA. 1963;183(8):718. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700080126042

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The book is composed of a series of talks given by a galaxy of the outstanding authorities in this field at a conference held at Princeton, N.J., on Jan. 4 to 6, 1961, under the auspices of the American Neurological Association and the American Heart Association, and supported by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness. The discussions bring together a "distillate of what is new" in occlusive cerebrovascular disease and highlight the growing "realization of the importance to cerebral vascular accidents of vascular disease outside of the head and the amazing skill and know-how that has resulted in a safe operative therapy." The general scheme of the conference was to consider focal ischemic cerebrovascular disease in three phases: (1) incipient or impending stroke (focal intermittent insufficiency or ischemic attacks), (2) progressing stroke, and (3) completed stroke. There are chapters on clinical diagnosis; neuroophthalmologic features; flourescent appearance time; arteriography;

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