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November 20, 1948

Intracranial Tumors

JAMA. 1948;138(12):931. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900120073041

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This admirable book has evidently been very popular, for a second edition has had to be brought out. In the preface to this edition, the author states that "errors have been corrected and recent advances in our knowledge inserted," but this reviewer, with the first edition alongside of the second, has found few changes.

The two important advances in neurologic surgical diagnosis that have been made since the first edition appeared are angiography and electroencephalography. On the first of these, the author comments briefly (page 395); he expresses the hope of being able by this method to detect glioblastomas and other types of tumors before operation. About electroencephalography, however, he does not comment at all; at least, this reviewer has been unable to find a reference either in the text or in the index, though there is one reference to the subject (no. 226) in the bibliography. Yet it would

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