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September 23, 1950

The Abnormal Pneumoencephalogram

JAMA. 1950;144(4):357. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920040071047

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Abstract

This volume is a sequel to the "Normal Encephalogram," by Davidoff and the late Dr. Dyke. The present volume deals with the interpretation of the pneumoencephalogram in a multitude of neurologic conditions, such as brain tumor, brain hemorrhage and thrombosis, arachnoiditis, cerebral atrophy, encephalitis and rare conditions such as tuberous sclerosis. The authors, particularly the senior author, have probably had the largest experience with pneumoencephalography in this country. Their interpretation is therefore authoritative. In addition to the authors' own material, each chapter contains an introduction to the subject under discussion, a general review of the literature, differential diagnosis and a summary. Numerous case histories are given to illustrate the subject matter. In some cases the autopsy findings are also given. The book is profusely illustrated. Most illustrations are reproductions of pneumoencephalograms. In addition there are illustrations of anatomic specimens, microscopic photographs and a few drawings. At the end of the

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