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The Evidence for Neurosurgery
  1. Brian P Walcott1,
  2. Jean-Valery C E Coumans2
  1. 1Department of Neurological Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2Department of Neurological Surgery, Wang Ambulatory Care Center—ACC 745, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr B P Walcott, Department of Neurological Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02184, USA; walcott.brian{at}

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Edited by Zoher Ghogawala, Ajit A Krishnaney, Michael P Steinmetz, et al. 1st Edition, 2012. Published by TFM Publishing Limited. Hardcover: 484 pages.

In the field of neurosurgery, the number of procedures and devices available to treat patients is growing rapidly. This innovation is fueled by a seemingly unquenchable need to find solutions to the devastating problems we face with patients on a daily basis. The title of this text, The Evidence for Neurosurgery, serves as a reminder that the basis for neurosurgical interventions, whether ‘routine’ or novel, is deserving of critical appraisal.

A reader of this book will immediately appreciate its …

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  • Contributors Both authors contributed substantially and wrote this review.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.