December 6, 1941

Surgical Diseases of the Spinal Cord, Membranes, and Nerve Roots: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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By Charles A. Elsberg, M.D., Consulting Surgeon, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. With Chapters by Cornelius G. Dyke, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and Abner Wolf, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neuropathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Cloth. Price, $14. Pp. 598, with 249 illustrations. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1941.

JAMA. 1941;117(23):2016. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820490090044

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In 1916 Elsberg wrote "Diseases of the Spinal Cord" and in 1925 "Tumors of the Spinal Cord." The present volume is a modern version of both his previous works. Elsberg has been a pioneer in neurologic surgery, particularly specializing in surgery of the spinal cord. From his initial endeavors much of our present surgical technic has arisen as well as considerable knowledge of diagnosis and localization. In this volume Dyke discusses the roentgenologic aspects and Wolf the pathology. The result is an authentic statement of the subject well documented and derived from seasoned experience. The book is beautifully written and well illustrated and should be in every neurologist's library.

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