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August 1948

Intracranial Tumors.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;40(2):237. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900030242013

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A second edition has permitted Dr. Bailey to correct and bring up to date his well known book on intracranial tumors. A brief atlas of roentgen photographs has been added. Ventriculography and Moniz' method of arteriography are carefully described, as, according to the author, they have greatly increased knowledge of the pathologic nature of a cerebral growth. There is also an excellent study of the hypothalamus, a region of the brain which is gaining in ophthalmologic interest. The importance in diagnosis of the presence of a nonfebrile, steadily increasing alteration in nervous function is emphasized, and this particularly appeals to the ophthalmic specialist, as lesions of the optic pathways are easily open to examination. There is an excellent description of hypophysial tumors, meningiomas and aneurysms, which are all lesions of the most frequent importance to the practicing ophthalmologist.

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