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.
—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
KEEN WW, ELLIS AG, Keen . REMOVAL OF BRAIN TUMORREPORT OF A CASE IN WHICH THE PATIENT SURVIVED FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS. JAMA. 1918;70(25):1905–1909. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600250005002