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September 11, 1909

THE SURGICAL ASPECTS OF CEREBRAL DE-COMPRESSION: WITH REMARKS ON THE ETIOLOGY AND CERTAIN MANIFESTATIONS OF PAPILLEDEMA

Author Affiliations

Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of Pennsylvania; Surgeon to the University Hospital PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1909;LIII(11):854-861. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550110001001g
Abstract

Though having had the privilege of presenting a paper on a kindred subject to this Section but a year ago, your Secretary has been kind enough to invite me to participate in your transactions again and has assigned to me the topic of the "Surgical Aspects of Cerebral Decompression." Rather than to any contribution of my own, I attribute this opportunity chiefly to the fact that one of your members, Dr. de Schweinitz, has been so closely identified with all the neurologic cases in my clinic, and in this connection I should like to emphasize the importance not only from the standpoint of the patient's welfare, but as a means of accurate and reliable observation of the closest coöperation, between the ophthalmic and neurologic staff on the one hand and the surgical on the other. An exhaustive study of the case before operation at the hands of the experienced

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