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Long and thoughtful clinical experience, detailed knowledge of the pertinent medical literature, and command of language are the ingredients necessary to produce a good medical textbook. Indeed, the felicitous combination of these factors has permitted Professor Northfield this achievement, all the more remarkable in an era of multiple authorship.
In a hefty volume of nearly 900 pages, the author covers all the major entities for which we consult our neurosurgical colleagues. (I cannot think of one that has been omitted.) Two chapters concern normal and increased intracranial pressure, and ten deal with neoplasms. In addition to the other common neurosurgical
The Surgery of the Central Nervous System. A Textbook for Postgraduate Students.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:426–427. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-3-426_2
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