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June 19, 1926

Les tumeurs du cerveau.

JAMA. 1926;86(25):1932-1933. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670510054036

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This edition is dedicated to the memory of Charcot. The author states that there have been so many advances in our knowledge of the symptomatology, diagnosis and surgical treatment of intracranial new growths that the book had to be entirely rewritten. Epidemic encephalitis, which is now so prevalent, sometimes simulates brain tumor, and the differential diagnosis between new growth and encephalitis had to be fully considered. As in the previous edition, the subject matter is presented in the form of lectures, which does not make for dry reading in this instance. The style is clear and simple, and the descriptions are lifelike. Especially illuminating and instructive are the discussions of the significance of special symptoms and the frank acknowledgment of errors in diagnosis and failures in therapy. Three chapters are devoted to tumors of the motor region. In paralyses of cerebral origin, the lower is often not as much affected

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