June 1953

The Treatment of Injuries to the Nervous System.

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By Donald Munro, M.D., F.A.C.S. Price, $7.50. Pp. 284, with 47 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St, Shaftesbury Ave, London, W.C. 2, 1952.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;91(6):819-820. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240180128024

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"Treatment of Injuries to the Nervous System" by Dr. Donald Munro, deals with injuries to the central nervous system found in the intracranial and spinal cavities and with injuries to the peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. This book is not only of interest to neurological surgeons, who take care of injuries to the nervous system; it should also be utilized by practitioners and house officers who take care of injured patients.

There are very excellent sections which deal with problems ordinarily neglected: transportation; treatment of associated injuries; bowel and bladder management; fluid, food, and drug administration; and such important considerations as the use of restraints and positions. Not all neurological surgeons will agree with the precise management of each injury to the nervous system, but little argument can be found with the problems of nursing care as outlined in this book. Fortunately, the author had no compunctions against mentioning names

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