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March 4, 1939

Cranio-Cerebral Injuries: Their Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1939;112(9):874. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800090084030

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The increasing number of head injuries resulting from automobile accidents in all sections of the country has forced on almost every practitioner of medicine the necessity of treating them. The treatment of craniocerebral injuries has passed through several stages of development and as a result many conflicting hypotheses based on erroneous observation have been advanced. For that reason Munro's book fills a much needed place in a medical library, a book to which the physician can refer for specific information concerning the most efficient methods of dealing with craniocerebral injuries. In the introduction Munro calls attention to the fact that the approximate number of fractured skulls in 1932 was 112,000. Unquestionably this number must be increasing and therefore the impracticability of expecting the few neurosurgical clinics of this country to care adequately for so many seriously injured patients is apparent. Munro is of the opinion that the problem of craniocerebral

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