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December 8, 1999

NeurosurgeryA Neurosurgeon's Notebook: One Man's Way of Trying to Avoid Trouble, Using the Rules of Surgery in General

Author Affiliations

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


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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999American Medical Association


by Christopher B. T. Adams, 192 pp, paper, $49.95, ISBN 0-632-05154-X, Malden, Mass, Blackwell Science, 1998.

JAMA. 1999;282(22):2180. doi:10.1001/jama.282.22.2180-JBK1208-3-1

This excellent little book, a product of a thoughtful neurosurgeon's professional lifetime on the front lines of practice in Britain, is a valuable manual, which will benefit neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents, neurologists, and anyone interested in the subtleties and pitfalls of clinical practice in the broad area of neurosurgery.

In this era of multiauthored works lacking a single coherent viewpoint, the book is especially valuable. In nine succinct chapters Adams provides memorable advice applicable to all medical practice, with humor and many useful hints—pearls gleaned from his well-known skepticism and thoughtful assessment of his patients.

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