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September 22, 1978


JAMA. 1978;240(13):1419. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290130113042

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As the editors mention, stroke is one of the three major causes of death in major neurology and neurosurgery centers. This publication represents an update of information concerning the basic aspect of stroke, the treatment of ischemic stroke, and the treatment of hemorrhagic stroke. The book condenses the material presented in the annual continuing education course sponsored by the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Ariz.

The authors include some of the leading authorities in the field of cerebrovascular disease. They present and discuss their findings in their own particular field of expertise. Many of the modalities are still widely debated among neurologists, but both sides of many important and controversial issues are presented. Particularly good are the chapter by Norman Chater and A. John Popp on newer neurosurgical procedures, such as microsurgical vascular bypasses; the chapter by Charles Drake entitled "Advances in the Neurosurgical Treatment of Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformations, and