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October 1940

Injuries of the Skull, Brain and Spinal Cord: Neuro-Psychiatric, Surgical and Medico-Legal Aspects.

Arch NeurPsych. 1940;44(4):927. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1940.02280100229019

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This symposium, by 22 well known contributors from the United States, Canada and Great Britain, represents a valuable summary of present day knowledge of the neurologic, psychiatric, surgical and medicolegal aspects of injury of the central nervous system. Although containing little that is not common neurologic and psychiatric knowledge, the 22 chapters cover the subject exhaustively. As between the individual contributions, there are only slight overlapping and remarkably little divergence of opinion. Even a critical reader will find only a few unreliable statements or inaccuracies and little speculation. (On page 8 it is erroneously stated that blood typing is unnecessary when children are given transfusion of blood from their parents). On the whole, the work represents a fair, complete and up-to-date compilation of fact. The format is attractive, and a complete index enhances the value of the book.

These things said, certain comments and criticisms must be added. Viewed as

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