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March 15, 1947

The Principles of Neurological Surgery

JAMA. 1947;133(11):808. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880110074035

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For over a decade this text book has been one of the standard reference works in neurosurgical problems for students and general practitioners. The fact that it is now in its third edition is ample evidence of its proved usefulness. The stated purpose of the author is to "present easily assimilable facts which will aid in the development of a more accurate concept of neurological surgery" in those practitioners who are not expert neurologists or neurologic surgeons. The volume is carefully divided into chapters on neurologic diagnosis, cranial and intracranial injuries and disease, spinal cord injuries and disease, peripheral nerve injuries, pain, the autonomic nervous system, epilepsy and the lesions more difficult to classify, such as cervical rib and syringomyelia. Of special value and reflecting the progressive outlook of the author are the discussions on the newer concepts in the treatment of the paraplegic and the use of chemotherapy in

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