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September 24, 1910

CHOKED DISC IN ITS RELATION TO CEREBRAL TUMOR AND TREPHINING

JAMA. 1910;55(13):1100-1104. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330130036010
Abstract

When I was invited to be the guest of the Section on Nervous and Mental Diseases of the American Medical Association, and to read a paper before this famous body, I felt highly honored, and it was with the greatest pleasure and thanks that I accepted this invitation. Having leave to choose the subject I did not hesitate long and selected the important theme of choked disc in its relation to cerebral tumor and trephining.

There is hardly any point which has for so long a time been subject to as much controversy as the pathogenesis of choked disc. In spite of numerous works, experiments, clinical observations and pathologic-anatomic investigations, we have not succeeded in bringing about an agreement between the various investigators on this topic. Just lately the old quarrel on the pathogenesis of choked disc has become active again in Germany.

Surgical experience being, to my mind, of

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