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December 29, 1945

The Care of the Neurosurgical Patient Before, During and After Operation

JAMA. 1945;129(18):1294. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860520062028

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This little book will be a source of pleasure to every one interested in neurologic surgery. It was written by one of the pioneers and masters of this field of surgery. As the title indicates, it is primarily concerned with the actual care of the patients, although the questions of symptoms, signs and diagnosis are touched on. The major concern is with the preoperative preparation of the patient, the organization of the operating room, the choice and administration of the anesthetic, actual operative technics, the administration of fluids and the postoperative care of the patient. The book is intensely personal. Dr. Sachs has given us the benefit of his many years of experience. He has related in detail how his patients are cared for at Barnes Hospital. The book will prove a mine of information, particularly to young men just beginning their training in neurologic surgery. It is replete with

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