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July 1942

The Principles of Neurological Surgery.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;48(1):162. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290070172019

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The revision, enlargement and new dress of the second edition of Dr. Davis' book make it a much more valuable production than the first edition, and the freshness of style and illustration is gratifying. It avowedly is written not for the neurosurgeon but for the general practitioner, as a source of facts regarding neurosurgical problems and the results to be expected from neurosurgical intervention. However, in its scope it is really compendial, and its content of useful and valuable detailed information is presented with simplicity and clarity, fitting its purpose well. Of great advantage is the generic treatment and origin of material, in contrast to the other publications in this field, which have dealt too exclusively with the experiences of an individual author or clinic. This avoidance of emphasis on personal experience and of arbitrary treatment of controversial subjects is complemented by the use of abundant original illustrations and useful