Letter to the Editor. On the right side of history: expanding diversity within neurosurgery

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  • 1 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • | 2 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
  • | 3 Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL
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Artist’s illustration of the classic mulberry appearance of a cavernoma. This illustration represents the Seven Cavernomas series by Dr. Michael Lawton, a collection of articles defining the tenets and techniques for the treatment of cavernous malformations, a taxonomy for classifying these lesions, and the nuances of their surgical approaches. Artist: Peter M. Lawrence. Used with permission from Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona. See the article by Garcia et al. (pp 671–682).

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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Donald K. E. Detchou: donald.detchou@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online April 23, 2021; DOI: 10.3171/2021.1.JNS21176.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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