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Professor Gillingham and his colleagues present in a concise text, a sampling of neurological conditions of special interest to neurosurgeons. As is often the case with monographs of multiple authorship, the chapters are hardly uniform in length as well as depth. Those which are partially noteworthy relate to intracranial neoplasms, pediatric neurosurgery, the surgical management of psychiatric disease, and the technique and application of the stereotaxic method.
In general, it is refreshing to find a survey of neurological conditions written from a neurosurgical viewpoint. This is perhaps the strong point of the book and should interest medical students and beginning neurosurgical trainees. Although it is obvious that no attempt has been made to cover in depth any of the topics presented in the survey, the text may still be somewhat too long to be read in entirety and yet far too short to be used as a reference. In his
Housepian E. Clinical Surgery: Neurosurgery vol 16. Arch Neurol. 1971;24(3):284. doi:10.1001/archneur.1971.00480330112011
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