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September 8, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(10):782. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520100054010

The study of tumors of the brain is of especial importance by reason of the brilliant therapeutic results at times attained by means of both surgical and medicinal measures. Non-malignant intracranial neoplasms are not at all uncommon, and careful scrutiny will often lead to accurate diagnosis at a time sufficiently early to justify hope of recovery as a result of appropriate treatment. Even in cases in which recovery can not be brought about, marked relief, particularly from distressing headache can be afforded. The timely institution of treatment will avert, also, such serious dangers as blindness from optic neuritis. The results of an interesting analysis of seventy cases of brain tumor are presented by Dr. Arthur Conklin Brush1 in a communication read before a recent meeting of the Medical Association of Greater New York. The patients varied from 6 months to 72 years of age; 60 per cent, of the

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