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April 1951

The Abnormal Pneumoencephalogram

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1951;65(4):544. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1951.02320040134021

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This is the long-awaited companion volume to the classic work of Davidoff and Dyke on the normal encephalogram, published in a second edition in 1946. This second volume was much more difficult to write because of the enormous number of abnormalities that had to be sifted, classified and explained on the basis of postmortem examination. Fortunately, the technics for taking the roentgenograms have been perfected over the years, so that brilliant pictures are obtained. It is a pleasure to see so many true lateral and true frontal films, which make comparisons the easier. In some cases the size of the reproductions is a bit small for adequate demonstration of the pathological changes, but this is compensated for by indicative arrows.

The text is clear, condensed and appropriate, but the illustrations and the accompanying legends are the real meat of the book. It is interesting to compare the amount of space

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