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April 20, 1940

The Hospital Care of Neurosurgical Patients

JAMA. 1940;114(16):1586-1587. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810160088046

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Here is a book well conceived, clearly written and concise, which achieves admirably the purpose for which it was designed. It was prepared for the information of resident house officers and nurses as to their duties to patients suffering from the common neurosurgical diseases, both before and after operation. It is not to be supposed, however, that no others will benefit by its perusal. The author has the happy faculty of presenting in a readily understandable form all that is material without obscuring the presentation with unnecessary detail. He is also to be complimented on the clear and truly illustrative line drawings, which are apparently his own handiwork. There are a few minor errors and possible omissions. The most accessible vein for venoclysis at the ankle is situated just lateral and anterior to the internal malleolus, not medial and anterior to the external malleolus (pp. 43 and 45). In the

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