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This is a bound collection of five reprints which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. It gives an account of the numerous cases of meningocele, spina bifida and allied conditions which have been observed at the Children's Hospital over many years, analyzed in modern terms. The author's operative methods, indications and results are presented.
Particularly interesting is the description of a series of 20 cases of the Arnold-Chiari malformation. The author recommends operation in cases in which the general neurologic condition is good, though he is not optimistic as to the results.
All in all, the papers present a creditable report on a long term investigation, which is still in progress.
Spina Bifida and Cranium Bifidum. Arch NeurPsych. 1945;53(3):256. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1945.02300030093018
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