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April 10, 1954

Pictorial Introduction to Neurological Surgery

JAMA. 1954;154(15):1317. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940490081034

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This monograph is designed to aid the general surgeon who is called on to care for various types of head injuries. Two-thirds of the contents consist of excellent drawings showing step by step the methods of carrying out the various procedures. In the first chapter, the authors describe the preparation of the operating table, positioning of the patient, method of intratracheal anesthesia, method of draping, and general setup of the operating room as in use at the University of Durham. Subsequent chapters illustrate in detail the fundamental technical procedures employed in operations on the scalp, skull, and brain. The final and largest chapter, comprising half the book, is devoted to the surgical treatment of head injuries. Under separate headings the authors describe the surgical treatment of extradural hemorrhage, subdural subarachnoidal collections and brain swellings, closed fractures of the skull, compound wounds of the head, repair of lacerations of the dural

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