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August 1932

Intracranial Tumours.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(2):479-480. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240020231020

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This volume on intracranial tumors summarizes the work of Harvey Cushing. Thirty years ago, when Cushing began this work, the surgery of tumors of the brain was looked on with considerable dread. Now, no metropolitan center is without a competent brain surgeon. The case mortality is less than 10 per cent, while for certain types of tumors it is much less. Admittedly, surgery of the brain has progressed more in this country than in Europe. This has been a matter of general knowledge for many years. That its progress has been in large part due to Cushing was well shown in the recent International Neurological Congress in Bern, where the subject of this book was the basis of a paper read by him, and where he was acknowledged as the outstanding contributor to neurosurgery of his time.

This book of 150 pages merely outlines what he himself has done and