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The author directs his attention to the needs of the younger surgeon beginning neurosurgical training or others associated with neurosurgery peripherally such as general house officers, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and pathologists. He admittedly does not attempt to be comprehensive but does cover all important aspects of the subject and provides a capsule view of conditions encountered frequently. Important areas are given expanded and up-to-date treatment, and modern trends in diagnosis including brain scanning and neuroradiology are amply covered. Points of practical interest to nonsurgeons such as diagnostic and postoperative problems are also stressed. Neurosurgical emergencies and other urgent procedures are presented in enough detail to be of value to other physicians who encounter such problems in a general surgical or emergency unit.
Principle physiological processes useful in understanding signs and symptoms of intracranial problems are presented in a lucid and concise fashion. The treatment of more common conditions such as intracranial
ZERVAS NT. An Introduction to Neurosurgery. Arch Surg. 1971;103(1):102. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350070128033
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