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July 7, 1951

The Abnormal Pneumoencephalogram.

JAMA. 1951;146(10):976. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670100096047

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This book is a fitting and valuable companion to "The Normal Encephalogram," by the same author. In the introduction, the technic, examination, and interpretation of plain roentgenograms of the skull are discussed. Following this is a chapter on pathology of brain tumors, which compresses some excellent photomicrographs and brief descriptions of the great majority of brain tumors into less than 20 pages.

The brain tumors are classified properly according to their anatomic location. Each group is covered in ideal fashion as follows: The introduction is a presentation of the clinical picture with the usual signs and symptoms. This is followed by a brief review of the literature; then the authors list their own material. The plain roentgenograms of the skull are discussed, and then the pneumoencephalographic studies, with the characteristic deformities taken up in detail. Positive and pertinent negative findings are summarized and the differential diagnosis discussed.

This excellent work

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