The author of this book, as is well known, is a professor of neurologic surgery, an eminent writer and a skilled clinician. To read his book is a joyful experience because it contains so much good teaching and valuable clinical observations, and at the same time is so readable.
The preface states that it was prepared especially for house officers and for the young surgeons who are hoping to enter the specialty of neurosurgery. In reality, it is a text that will be appreciated fully as much by internists or radiologists, or even by pathologists. The care of the patient is discussed; diagnostic methods and preoperative and postoperative care are thoroughly described, and the problems which the expert neurosurgeon encounters most frequently are well analyzed.
The print is excellent; the illustrations—of which there are many—are apt and tend to clarify the text, and the bibliography is carefully selected for the