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February 1928


Author Affiliations

From the Surgical Department of the Henry Ford Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1928;16(2):451-468. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140020002001

During the past decade a number of valuable papers dealing with craniocerebral injuries have appeared. The importance of this problem is being realized more and more in this era of great industrial expansion with the congestion of rapidly growing cities and the constant increase in the speed of travel. Reports of critical analyses of series of cases have helped to make the important features of the diagnosis more clear, and a more effective management of cases of injury to the head has gradually evolved. In spite of this improvement in results, members of the medical profession should strive to do better, and their experience should be made available to others.

We report a series of 441 cases of craniocerebral injuries in which the patients were treated in our hospital during a period of a little over ten years. Only cases of injury to the cranium or cranial contents are included