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October 1955

Cerebrovascular Disease.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(4):570. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250150144020

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This book, by a neurosurgeon, contains a large amount of concentrated factual information clearly presented and well illustrated. One-fourth of its pages is devoted to the embryology, anatomy, and physiology of the intracranial circulation. The remainder covers, systematically, the clinical varieties of cerebral vascular disease, including the vascular accidents of various origins, aneurysms and vascular tumors, venous sinus disease, hypertensive encephalopathy, inflammatory and collagenous diseases, blood dyscrasias, and a discussion of headache. The chapters on differential diagnosis of the acute cerebral vascular accident, on cerebral thrombosis, on subarachnoid hemorrhage, and on the general management of the patient are particularly commendable. There is a brief discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, the latter involving surgical procedures of interest largely to the neurosurgeon.

The author has produced a good synopsis, with a reasonable balance between basic knowledge, clinical findings, and practical application of both in diagnosis and treatment. At times, however, the

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