It is certainly apparent to all the members of the medical profession that brain and spinal surgery has received during the last quarter of this century an unusual and likewise unprecedented amount of attention. It is likewise equally apparent that great progress has been made by those who are devoted to this branch of surgery; it therefore becomes highly necessary, that he, who is about to enter this field of medical literature, should first discover some dark spot or disputed question, on which he thinks he may possibly throw a few rays of scientific light. The traumatisms of the brain and its membranes have been more fully studied than those of the spinal cord. Undoubtedly this may be accounted for in part by the fact, that the first mentioned organ is much more frequently the seat of these lesions than the latter. I shall therefore direct the greater portion of
WATSON BA. THE RELATION OF CONCUSSION OF THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD TO INFLAMMATORY AND OTHER MORBID CONDITIONS IN THESE ORGANS.Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May 5, 1891.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(3):99–104. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410810015001d
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