Doctor Youmans has attempted to fill a major void in the neurological surgery literature by editing this work of monumental proportions in three volumes to serve as a comprehensive reference guide for the neurological surgeon, trainee, or allied specialist working with neurosurgical patients.
To accomplish this, the work is written in 112 chapters by over 120 contributors, whose opinions are among the most authoritative in the United States and Canada in their respective areas of special interest. The chapters are grouped in 14 general sections in the following order: I. History and Examination, II. Diagnostic Procedures, III. Special Tests and Evaluations, IV. Physiology and Homeostasis, V. Anesthesia and Operative Technique, VI. Developmental and Acquired Anomalies, VII. Vascular Disease, VIII. Trauma, IX. Benign Extradural Spine Lesions, X. Tumors, XI. Infections, XII. Pain, XIII. Ablative and Neurophysiological Procedures, and XIV. General Care and Rehabilitation.
The book is obviously comprehensive and contains, in