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May 19, 1956

Clinical Neurosurgery. Volume 2

JAMA. 1956;161(3):294. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970030112042

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The Congress of Neurological Surgeons has again produced a book of great value. The first five articles are by Dr. Kenneth G. McKenzie of Toronto. Over the years Dr. McKenzie has come to be recognized and admired not only as one of the most able of the neurosurgeons of North America but also as one of the most thoughtful and critical. These five articles dealing with intracranial astrocytomas, acoustic neuroma, spasmodic torticollis, Ménière's syndrome, and trigeminal tractotomy should enhance his already enviable reputation. These are concise discussions of problems of interest to every neurosurgeon. The last two chapters of the book are the reports of symposiums on cervical trauma and the medicolegal aspects of head injury by seven different speakers. Both discussions are interesting and well presented. They suffer only by comparison with the crisp, meaty style of Dr. McKenzie. There are many good illustrations, a moderate number of references,

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