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January 13, 1951

Acute Head Injury

JAMA. 1951;145(2):123. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920200063031

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Abstract

This book will take its proper rank in this group of publications, which are already familiar to American medicine. The author, a well known neurosurgeon, has, over an extended period of time, made special laboratory and clinical investigation into the problems of craniocerebral injuries, and this publication may be accepted as up to date and authoritative. It is supplemented by a long bibliography of recent publications, and the illustrations, while not numerous, are clear and to the point. The problem is presented in a simple, logical manner, and covers scalp injuries, skull fractures, meningeal hemorrhage and the various types of surgical lesions following such hemorrhage and cerebral trauma. It is in the latter section that the author discusses with freshness and clarity this perplexing problem, with case histories and information from his own investigations. He has also briefly summarized the current opinions of other investigators. There is nothing in the

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