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September 1968


Arch Neurol. 1968;19(3):350. doi:10.1001/archneur.1968.00480030128022

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Monographs are usually written when their subject matter is well established and important in practice, or when it is of such obvious scientific merit that an early summary of available data is necessary in order to stimulate further research. The monograph on echoencephalography does not seem to fit into either of these categories, nevertheless, it contains some very useful information. Chapters on the principles of ultrasound, on techniques, and on their application in medicine precede those on appropriate equipment, methods, and on the normal and pathological echoencephalogram. A very useful discussion of possible technical errors and interpretative pitfalls is also presented. In the second part, which forms the bulk of this book, pathological echoencephalography is discussed. This section is particularly interesting because it is profusely illustrated with postmortem or radiological evidence in support of the echoen-cephalographic findings. Regrettably B-mode and multidimensional echoscanning are hardly mentioned though they appear to

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