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December 31, 1932

Cerebral Injury in New-Born Children Consequent on Birth Trauma; with an Inquiry into the Normal and Pathological Anatomy of the Neuroglia.

JAMA. 1932;99(27):2289. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740790059043

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This is a supplement to Acta pathologica et microbiologica Scandinavica. It is written in English and is based on work done at the South Stockholm Lying-In Hospital and the pathologic department of the Sabbatsberg Hospital in Stockholm. Fifty cases were studied, sixteen with necropsy and elaborate histologic examination of the brain. Fifty pages, with most of the illustrations, many in color, are devoted to a valuable consideration of the peculiarities of the glia of the new-born and its reactions to acute brain injuries. Then follows a chapter on the mechanism of birth injuries. The remainder of the book is devoted to the clinical and anatomic features of the material studied. In the chapter on treatment the author favors blood transfusion, while he warns against the routine use of lumbar puncture and finds few indications for surgical procedures. Pediatricians, neurologists, pathologists and surgeons alike will find this monograph helpful in their

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