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March 1943


Arch NeurPsych. 1943;49(3):487-488. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290150175014

The book consists of ten chapters and is 105 pages in length. Chapter 1 is devoted to the introduction, and in it is recorded the case reported by Luckett in 1913, in which the ventricles were filled with air after a fracture of the skull. Then the early reports on ventriculography and encephalography by Dandy are recorded in extenso.

Chapter 2 is devoted to the technics of encephalography and is divided into three parts: (1) the recognition of suitable indications; (2) the efficient conduct of the actual procedure, and (3) the interpretation of the results. The author mentions the usual indications and contraindications for the procedure. In figure 5a the author shows the roentgenogram being made with an assistant holding the casette. The assistant is entirely unprotected from the roentgen rays, and this practice must be condemned. The roentgenographic technic as described by the author utilizes a number of unorthodox

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