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December 14, 1946

Surgical Treatment of the Nervous System

JAMA. 1946;132(15):959. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870500065024

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The editors of this excellent textbook have organized the efforts of neurosurgical authorities from various centers in the United States. The result is an exceedingly useful volume dealing with the many and highly diversified problems of surgery of the brain, the spinal cord and the peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. Each author presents all the known facts relating to the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of his subject. The chapters are interestingly written and easily assimilated, especially since there is little similarity between the literary styles of the various contributors. In the words of the editors, "a healthy diversification of opinion on neurosurgical problems as a whole" is obvious and is gratifying to the critical reader. The entire field of clinical neurologic surgery is covered in this fine work, including a chapter on chemotherapy. In the rapidly growing field of neurologic surgery there has been an urgent need for a thorough

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