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Martin H. Weiss

✓ The author provides a brief history of the genesis of organized neurosurgery and, in particular, the formation and evolution of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The legacy of neurosurgery is noted and the author discusses the present and future practice of neurosurgery.

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Martin H. Weiss and Frank E. Nulsen

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Martin H. Weiss and John A. Jane

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Martin H. Weiss and Uros Roessmann

✓ Hydrocephalic animals were given an intraventricular infusion of radioactive colloidal gold and then sacrificed up to 7 weeks after infusion. Histological evaluation revealed progression from a marked hemorrhagic necrosis of choroid plexus vessels and stroma to eventual replacement by fibrous connective tissue, sclerosis, and fibrinous degeneration of stromal vessels. Particulate colloid was found engulfed in perivascular spaces in the subependymal periventricular tissues, but there was no evidence of vascular damage, gliosis, or demyelination. These findings may play a role in decreasing cerebrospinal fluid production.

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Martin H. Weiss

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Martin H. Weiss, Harold F. Young, and Dee E. McFarland

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Adrian L. Rabinowicz, Martin H. Weiss, and Christopher M. DeGiorgio

✓ The authors report the case of an individual who developed compulsive polydipsia following resection of a left sphenoidal ridge meningioma. The episodic, stereotyped nature of his symptoms, response to treatment, and electroencephalographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings are all highly consistent with temporal lobe-onset epilepsy. The pathophysiology of this underrecognized phenomenon is discussed.