This is the second and enlarged edition of an introductory monograph on pneumoencephalography that first appeared in 1942. The book deals first, briefly, with the anatomy of the ventricular system and the intracranial subarachnoid spaces and the physiology of the cerebrospinal fluid. Various means of filling the ventricular system (ventricular, suboccipital, and lumbar puncture) and the different contrast media employed in visualizing the ventricular system are discussed. The author prefers the injection of air by the lumbar route, although he has used the suboccipital route extensively. The technique of obtaining satisfactory films and their interpretation occupy the remainder of the text. The illustrations are satisfactory.
This little monograph is truly introductory and cannot be compared to the much more thorough presentations of the subject. There is an index and an extensive bibliography. The latter would be far more useful, however, if the German practice of presenting the references one immediately