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October 1, 1939

Intracranial Tumors of Infancy and Childhood.

Am J Dis Child. 1939;58(4):922. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.04380010232018

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This excellent book records the results of a clinical and pathologic study of 100 consecutive cases of verified intracranial tumor in infancy and childhood (up to the age of 16 years). The cases are grouped and discussed according to the general location of the tumor and therefore in a manner most valuable for the clinician.

The first 415 pages are devoted to a summary of each of the cases, with history, physical findings, pathologic picture, cause, treatment and, finally, valuable comments on the interesting features. There were 7 cases of ependymoma of the fourth ventricle, 18 cases of malignant tumor of the cerebellum, 25 cases of benign glioma of the cerebellum, 14 cases of glioma of the brain stem, 10 cases of glioma of the optic chiasm, 11 cases of tumor of the cerebral hemispheres, 5 cases of craniopharyngioma, 5 cases of tumor of the pineal body and 5 cases

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