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The Intellectual Functions of the Frontal Lobes; A Study Based upon Observation of a Man after Partial Bilateral Lobectomy.

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By BRICKNER RICHARD M.. . xvi. plus 354 pages; 14.5 X 20 cm. The Macmillan Company; , New York: . 1936.. Price, $3.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(10):1724. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-12-10-1724_2
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This monograph is devoted to the study of a patient after partial bilateral frontal lobectomy. In 1930 Dandy removed 116 grams of brain tissue from both frontal lobes in the course of removing a parasagittal meningioma. One year following operation, the patient came under the author's care. During the second postoperative year he was studied carefully by means of formal psychological and neurological tests, as well as by informal continual observation in his daily life.

The literature contains many studies on patients with infections and injuries to the frontal lobe, but this is the first report of a carefully studied


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