Medicine: Head Injuries

Mass production of automobiles has produced "A typical American mass production of head injuries." Thus famed Chicago Surgeon Percival Bailey wrote in an introduction to Diagnosis and Treatment of Head Injuries, by Drs. Sidney William Gross & William Ehrlich (Hoe-ber; $5), published last week. Terse and clear, the handbook tells general practitioners as well as surgeons exactly what to do with the estimated 80,000 banged heads they meet every year. Practical tips: ¶ The human skull, an average of one-fifth of an inch thick, is so elastic that often a heavy blow from...

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