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Microsurgery for Cerebral Ischemia is an important contribution to the series of collected works emerging from the various symposia and congresses. These publications provide a focused forum for investigators and an important current source for the medical and scientific community with similar interests. Drs Peerless and McCormick are to be congratulated for their organizational efforts in collating these works into a cogent presentation. I especially enjoyed reading Dr Raichle's lecture on "Recent Developments in Measurement of Cerebral Hemodynamics and Metabolism." Sections II and III, which cover the more basic aspects of stroke, namely, "Cerebral Ischemia and Infarction" and "Cerebral Blood Flow," contain some interesting stateof-the-art works, but the limited number of contributions left the symposia somewhat unbalanced.
The sections on invasive and noninvasive clinical investigations are timely and should be of interest to all who treat threatened stroke patients preoperatively and postoperatively. Section VI, "Technical Aspects," will be of particular
Gross CE. Microsurgery for Cerebral Ischemia. Arch Neurol. 1982;39(4):260. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510160066025
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