October 30, 1926

The Human Cerebrospinal Fluid. An Investigation of the Most Recent Advances, as Reported by The Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. The Proceedings of the Association

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New York, December, 1924. Editorial Board, Charles L. Dana, M.D.; Thomas K. Davis, M.D.; Smith Ely Jelliffe, M.D.; Henry Alsop Riley, M.D.; Frederick Tilney, M.D., and Walter Timme, M.D. Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease—Volume 4 [1924]. Cloth. Price, $10. Pp. 568, with 77 illustrations and 58 tables. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1926.

JAMA. 1926;87(18):1502. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680180074034

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The Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases has assembled the latest research done on the cerebrospinal fluid. In a compilation of this kind written by various authors, one must expect a certain amount of duplication of material. In some parts of the book, however, the duplication is out of proportion. This is especially noticeable in connection with the discussion of cerebrospinal fluid in brain and spinal cord tumors; for instance, chapter V, on examination of the cerebrospinal fluid from different loci, deals partly with brain and cord tumors; chapter XII deals with the combined ventricular and lumbar puncture in the diagnosis of brain tumor; then comes chapter XIII, a monometric study of the cerebrospinal fluid in suspected spinal cord tumors, and chapter XVII, on the use of iodized oil in cases of tumor of the spinal cord. Chapter XXIII deals again with brain and spinal cord tumors, and

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