Gentlemen: I was the more ready to accept Dr. Sisson's invitation to address you because of a letter recently received from a distinguished neurologist in a distant city. Relative to a chapter on nervous diseases he is preparing for a general textbook of pediatrics, he wrote to ask if we had ever seen any recoveries after the removal of tumors of the brain in children, adding that in his personal experience the operations were either fatal or gave bad results.
It is fair to say that the operations on children are in the long run less favorable than those on adults, for reasons that will be pointed out. Nevertheless, the results are excellent, as I think you will come to admit. Otherwise, one would hardly be willing to devote his life to such a business. Moreover, the results improve year by year as our diagnostic acumen is sharpened and as
CUSHING H. THE INTRACRANIAL TUMORS OF PREADOLESCENCE: REPORT OF A CLINIC FOR THE COMBINED MEETING OF THE PEDIATRIC SECTION OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, THE PHILADELPHIA PEDIATRIC SOCIETY, AND THE NEW ENGLAND PEDIATRIC SOCIETY, HELD AT THE PETER BENT BRIGHAM HOSPITAL, BOSTON, OCT. 16, 1926. Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(4):551–584. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130160003001
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