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July 9, 1938

Tumeurs intracraniennes: Etude analytique de 2000 tumeurs vérifiées et de leur mortalité opératoire

JAMA. 1938;111(2):195. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790280085025

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This is a French edition of "Intracranial Tumours," published by Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Ill., in 1932. The book passed through a German edition in 1935, to which an abstract of a study of 149 cases of brain tumor eight years after operation by Dr. W. P. Van Wagenen of Rochester, N. Y., was appended. In the present edition a second study by Mr. Hugh Cairns of London of 157 other cases from eight to nine years after operation has been added. These two studies attempting to assess not only the actual postoperative survival period in months but the economic and social status of the patients during this period as well are valuable additions to this work. The original monograph by Dr. Cushing has been little changed. This monumental record of the surgical achievements of one man is thoroughly familiar to all interested American and English neurologists and neurosurgeons. It

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