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June 2, 1923

Brain Abscess: Its Surgical Pathology and Operative Technic.

JAMA. 1923;80(22):1639. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640490059035

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"If all were frankly to record their thoughts and experiences, even of one day, humanity would be advanced centuries." With the memory of this teaching of his father, Dr. Eagleton has here set forth a considerable experience in operating on conditions within the skull, the results of original experiments on animals, and careful postmortem observations of cases in which death resulted from intracranial lesions. The author is a firm advocate of the technic in operating for intracranial suppuration elaborated by Professor Harvey Cushing. The greatest emphasis is laid on the pathologic and mechanical changes brought about by the conditions discussed.

As has been said, the work is a record of fifty cases of adjacent brain abscess which have been treated by Dr. Eagleton. Many of the case reports have appeared in periodical literature but are here assembled as a unit, and additional material and new cases have been added.


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