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October 1955

Clinical Neurosurgery

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1955;74(4):464-465. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330160114014

Sir Geoffrey Jefferson was the guest of honor at this New Orleans Congress in 1954 and contributed three remarkable papers, as follows: (1) Changing Views on the Integration of the Brain; (2) Trigeminal Neuromas with Some Remarks on the Malignant Invasion of the Gasserian Ganglion; (3) Further Remarks Concerning Compression of the Optic Pathways by Intracranial Aneurysms. These scholarly essays reveal vast acquaintance with the literature; and deft touches here and there serve to make the reader sit up and take notice—for instance, "The foregoing account of the sparse literature on the subject of aneurysms of the ophthalmic artery might well induce the reader to think that these lesions, so common inside the skull, must be just about as common as mermaids."

The other half of the book is devoted to three panel discussions: (a) Anatomy and Physiology of the Frontal Lobe; (b) Psychosurgery—Indications and Sequelae; (c) Use of Fluids

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