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July 1966

Clinical Neurosurgery

Author Affiliations

vol 12. By the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Price, $14. Pp 413. Williams & Wilkins Co., 428 E Preston St, Baltimore, 1965.

Arch Neurol. 1966;15(1):111-112. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470130115019

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This is a fine book for those interested in the mechanisms, physiology, metabolic disturbances, and management of head injuries. These and other important aspects of cranial trauma are so clearly and concisely discussed by well-known authorities that the reader is painlessly brought up to date (as of 1964) on the whole subject. The book is also a pleasure to read because the material is so well presented and illustrated. Refreshing dividends are provided by the well-deserved tribute to Professor Edgar A. Kahn, the guest of honor of the Congress for that year, and by his sage, original, and humane remarks concerning neurosurgical practices and principles. Another delight is the witty and highly instructive description of the onset and surgical treatment (under local anesthesia) of his own subdural hematoma by Dr. William J. German.

While the main core of the text deals with the incidence, varieties, mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of

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