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November 1933

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF FRACTURED SKULLS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Surgical Service of Harlem Hospital, Dr. John F. Connors, Director.

Arch Surg. 1933;27(5):878-896. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1933.01170110063005
Abstract

A newly awakened and much needed scientific interest in the study of fractured skulls and intracranial injuries is evidenced by the rapid increase in the literature on this subject in the past five years. It is clear to us that there are many imperfections in our knowledge of the basic pathologic and physiologic changes that are present in these cases, and only after these gaps in our knowledge have been filled shall we be able to interpret correctly many of the clinical phenomena observed daily in the wards. A much better understanding and correlation of fundamental facts are needed to put us on the right track. Each writer has his own classification, which varies with his concepts, and this results in much confusion and controversy and renders comparative work difficult, because one is never quite sure that one author is writing about exactly the same thing that another author has

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