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September 1955

Cerebral Vascular Diseases.

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By Irving S. Wright, M.D., and E. Hugh Luckey, M.D. Price, $5.50. Pp. 167, with 5 illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(3):433. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250140155021

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"Cerebral Vascular Diseases" is the transcript of a conference. Formal papers were not presented, but several monologues provided the theme for the individual sessions. The result is naturally very uneven, but it highlights well the known and unknown aspects of the diseases under consideration. The excitement and stimulus of such a conference is well reflected even though we may suppose there has been some expunging by the editor. In fact, sometimes it is a little embarrassing for the reader who feels that he has inadvertently stepped into the midst of a family quarrel. Unfortunately, this type of book is never as valuable for the reader as it is for those who participate in the conference which produces it. When one goes to the trouble of having a book made of such a conference, certain obvious omissions, oversights, errors, or even unaccountable lapses of information stand out glaringly to be recorded

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