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December 1950

Cerebral Angiography

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1950;64(6):906-907. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310300153022

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This is the first book in English on this fascinating development in neurologic diagnosis. Considering the number of articles on the subject that have appeared in periodical literature, it seems as though the author had accomplished his work just in time to establish his claim to authority in the field first opened by his chief, Egas Moniz. This is no mere translation from the Portuguese, however, but is written in idiomatic English, acquired, at least in part, while the author was carrying forward his studies under Sir Hugh Cairns. Both Moniz and Cairns have contributed brief forewords, which are not needed to establish the worth of the volume.

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