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October 4, 1952

Geschwülste des Ohres und des Kleinhirnbrückenwinkels.

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Von Dr. med. K. Graf, Priv.-Doz. für Ohren-Nasen-Halsheilkunde an der Universität Zürich. Cloth. 43 marks. Pp. 283, with 132 illustrations. Georg Thieme, Diemershaldenstrasse 47, (14a) Stuttgart O; agents for U. S. A., Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 Fourth Ave., New York 16, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;150(5):526. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680050092039

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The author has had the opportunity to assemble the studies of 40 cases from the Professor Nager's Clinic. He rightfully feels that a knowledge of tumors of the cerebellopontine angle should be of interest to the otologist (this being Graf's field), the neurologist, the neurosurgeon, and the nonspecialist. In a well-organized monograph, he develops the historical background of acoustic tumors with an inclusion of the rich literature that has accumulated since 1777 when Sandifort described the first case. A bibliography of over 1,000 references attests to the completeness of the exposition. The story unfolds itself in the classical manner, in the analysis of the histories of acoustic tumor patients, their symptoms and diagnostic features, involved neighboring neural parts, roentgenographic features, and spinal fluid findings. The author devotes 16 well-illustrated pages to the roentgenogram changes observed in the internal auditory canal and records the results of a personal study of the

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