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May 9, 1953

HISTORY OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

JAMA. 1953;152(2):184. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690020076021

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Jan. 3, 1953, page 84, and also in Neurology (3:76 [Jan.] 1953) there are reviews of Dr. Ernest Sachs' book "The History and Development of Neurological Surgery." Everyone will agree with the praise sung there to Dr. Sachs. But attention should be called to a number of inaccuracies in the book that the reviewers failed to mention. Let us look at the text and simply quote.There is in Germany a Gesellschaft Naturforscher und Aerzte, but never has there been a "Gesellschaft naturforschender Aertze," (page 45). The name of the famed German neurologist was Lewandowsky, and not "Lewandovsky" (page 59). It is Richard Cassirer and not "Robert Cassirer" (page 59). To call the man "Robert Cassirer," is the same as speaking of Hans Cushing. It is Constantin von Monakow and not "Carl von Monakow," and he was Swiss and not German (page 59).

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