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June 1982

Historical Aspects of Normal and Abnormal Brain Fluids: III. Cerebral Edema

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis. Dr Torack is now on sabbatical at Albany (NY) Medical College.

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(6):355-357. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510180033008

• The early life, death, and revival of the concept of cerebral edema are discussed. This unusual sequence has been related to a clinical syndrome, a vascular hypothesis, a unique brain circulation, and a new investigative technique: electron microscopy.