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In this small volume are considered in brief the operative procedures that have to do with most of the neurosurgical conditions of the central nervous system. It is obvious that in so few pages very little detail has been attained. Nevertheless, for a general surgeon the conceptions of the neurosurgeon are well expressed. That holds especially for traumatic lesions of the brain, fracture of the skull and intracranial hemorrhage. As far as the tumors themselves go, the subject matter is totally inadequate.
The author discusses surgery of the peripheral nerves of the vegetative nervous system, of painful diseases and of spastic paralysis, so that a general survey of the neurosurgical methods can be obtained from a perusal of this work. The book is highly recommended for the general surgeon. The specialist, however, will not gain much from it.
Grundzüge DER Neurochirurgie. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;48(4):719. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00150040187015
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