Ethical Requisites of Basic Knowledge, Diagnostic Procedures and Operative Techniques in Neurosurgical Training and Practice

  • R. Van den Bergh
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 74)


Since the time the pioneering days of neurosurgery have ended, a certain trivialization has occurred in this highly select discipline. The consequences are important: lessened professional pride, and diminished feeling of belonging to a special group, to an elite. This evolution is caused by the fast growing number of neurosurgeons and by certain aspects of democratization.


Arachnoid Cyst Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Ethical Duty Adequate Diagnosis Operation Microscope 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Van den Bergh
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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