SOME FACTS ABOUT VACCINATION
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
been thought to be unfavorable for operation, because of their tendency to recur. Two years ago Bergmann held the solitary tubercles are ordinarily not suited for operation. In a very interesting paper published by A. Preyer,9 from the clinic of Eoux of Lausanne, are collected all the cases of brain tubercle operated on up to that time. There were 16. One case has since been reported by Heidenhain.7 The ease above presented makes the eighteenth. Three patients died as a result of the operation.
... t of the operation. Six patients survived a number of months. Two patients died a number of years after the operation. A case of Czerny's lived four years and two months. A case of Horsley's died seven years and eight months after the operation of tuberculosis of the spine. So far as can be learned there are now living four of the cases operated on for solitary tubercle of the brain. Two cases of Eoux, the one above reported and one of Kroenlein's, the latter living six years after the operation. Although these data are far from brilliant, they militate against the dictum of Bergmann above alluded to. When it seems certain that the tubercle is solitary and unaccompanied by changes in the meninges as made manifest by lumbar puncture, an operation is followed by the three-year limit of recovery in over 25 per cent, of cases, the justification of operation for brain tubercle seems thoroughly established. REFERENCES.