Meningiomas: Historical Perspective

  • David O. Okonkwo
  • Edward R. LawsJr.

In 1614, Felix Plater, Professor of Medicine, issued a case report from the University of Basel:1 Caspar Bonecurtius, a noble knight, began to lose his mind gradually over a two year period, to such an extent that finally he was completely stupefied and did nothing rationally. He had no desire for food and ate only when forcibly fed. … Finally after matters had gone on thus for six months, he died.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David O. Okonkwo
    • 1
  • Edward R. LawsJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryBrigham Women's HospitalBostonUSA

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