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November 9, 1935

Tumeurs de l'encéphale: Contributions à l'étude anatomo-clinique des tumeurs intracrâniennes et du repérage ventriculaire

JAMA. 1935;105(19):1547. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760450067040

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This monograph consists of three parts, the first dealing with the pathologic anatomy of intracranial tumors, the second with ventriculography and the third with a series of forty-six cases of neoplastic disease affecting the brain. The French of the author is none too good, and typographic errors are innumerable. He follows the classification of Hortega in the first seven pages and then suddenly shifts to that of Bailey and Cushing, making it difficult to correlate the two discussions. There are numerous incorrect statements in this part, such as that the oligodendrogliomas are encapsulated and that microscopically the medulloblastomas are easily confused with the spongioblastomas. He details at great length the outworn conception of a neurospongium. In the second part great emphasis is placed on Laruelle's method of ventricular visualization. Any one with any experience with this method knows how readily one may misinterpret the roentgenograms obtained in this way. The

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