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June 22, 1918

REMOVAL OF BRAIN TUMORREPORT OF A CASE IN WHICH THE PATIENT SURVIVED FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS

Author Affiliations

Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College; Associate Professor of Pathology, Jefferson Medical College PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1918;70(25):1905-1909. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600250005002
Abstract

I shall give a summary of the case,1 and at greater length than I would otherwise do, because it was my first modern brain case; because it shows our technic at that time; because it was one of the earliest operations on such tumors, following by only two years Godlee's in 1885, the very first ever done for a tumor of the brain; and because of the great length of time between the operation and the death of the patient.

History.  —T. D, a man, aged 26, first consulted me in May, 1887, at the request of Dr. M. L. Davis of Lancaster, Pa., who furnished me with the following history: When 3 years old the patient fell out of a window, his head striking on some bricks several feet below. The skull on the left side was indented, and (as was disclosed by operation) there was a small

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