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February 1966

Cerebral Edema.

Arch Neurol. 1966;14(2):228. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470080112017

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This is a well written, well published review of both the experimental and clinical facets of cerebral edema. The authors' conscientious and scholarly work has resulted in a compliation of bibliography containing 583 references which covers the field rather exhaustively through late 1964. This will be immensely valuable to scientists and clinicians working in this area. At the same time, the material is presented clearly enough so that medical students, residents, and physicians in general will find the book useful.

Neurologists and neurosurgeons have for many Years had to contend with cerebral edema as a major complication of a variety of intracranial processes. During the past decade and especially in the past five years, the application of modern experimental techniques, particularly electron microscopy, has resulted in a rapid growth in the delineation of the pathophysiology of the various forms of cerebral edema. At the same time, the increased availability of

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