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August 14, 1943

Neurosurgery and Thoracic Surgery

JAMA. 1943;122(16):1149. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840330095022

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Abstract

This is an important book on a subject that is well treated and most briefly and comprehensively presented. The student must remember in reading this book that we are dealing here almost exclusively with traumatic conditions of the central nervous system as well as of the peripheral nervous system. It cannot be too strongly emphasized that any one who masters the book as is outlined is not necessarily a neurologic surgeon, and surely this little volume does not intend to create that impression.

The prophylactic treatment, particularly in reference to immunization, should be forcefully impressed on any one who reads the book because it certainly is a step in the right direction. The use of the sulfonamide drugs cannot be too highly emphasized, because of the potentialities of making a twenty-four hour wound, or older one, possible for primary suture.

The treatment of gunshot and other injuries to the scalp,

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