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August 1925

Tumors of the Spinal Cord. The Symptoms of Irritation and Compresstion of the Spinal Cord and Nerve Roots. Pathology, Symptomatology, Diagnosis and Treatment.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1925;36(2):292. doi:10.1001/archinte.1925.00120140146011

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This is a monograph along large lines. Like those by Cushing on "The Pituitary Body" and "Tumors of the Nervous Acusticus," and by Frazier on "Surgery of the Spine and Spinal Cord," it sets another landmark in the advanced development of neurosurgery in America. The bulk of the book is made up of eighty-one case histories, arranged topographically and profusely illustrated with pictures of gross and microscopic lesions, sensory charts, roentgenograms and steps in the operative technic. Then follow chapters discussing the symptomatology, cerebrospinal fluid changes, pathology, diagnosis and treatment. That a depository of special and highly technical data of this kind is useful to the internist is well stated in the following paragraph from the author's preface:

"To recognize that a pain in the chest is not due to intrathoracic disease but to a spinal root irritation, to distinguish between symptoms due to intra-abdominal disease and root symptoms due

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