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In the Realm of Ideas: the Advent of Advanced Surgery of the Human Cerebrum and Neurosurgical Education

  • M. L. J. Apuzzo
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Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 69)

Summary

High technology has recently exerted remarkable positive forces within the field of neurological surgery. Striking developments in brain imaging, stereotaxy, molecular biology, radiation physics and complex data management promise to revolutionize surgery of the human cerebrum. These changes are not without profound impact on national health care economics and present enormous philosophical and educational challenges which will create considerable turmoil over the next decades.

Keywords

Health care computer cerebral surgery molecular neurosurgery stereotaxy radiosurgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. J. Apuzzo
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  1. 1.2Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Biology and PhysicsUniversity of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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