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November 25, 1998

History of NeurosurgeryA History of Neurosurgery: In Its Scientific and Professional Contexts

Author Affiliations
 

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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by Samuel H. Greenblatt, 624 pp, with illus, $120, ISBN 1-879284-17-0, Park Ridge, Ill, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1997.

JAMA. 1998;280(20):1797. doi:10.1001/jama.280.20.1797-JBK1125-4-1

A History of Neurosurgery is a comprehensive, multiauthored collection of scholarly essays that collectively construct the history of what Harvey Cushing referred to as "the special field of neurological surgery." Although rudimentary forms of brain surgery have been in existence since the most primitive societies, the genesis of the profession of neurosurgery dates back less than 100 years to Cushing's fundamental influences. A History of Neurosurgery fills in the details of the key cultural and scientific events that were necessary in order for Cushing to catalyze the rise of the modern field of neurological surgery.

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