By emer. Prof. Neurosurgery Elisha Stephen Gurdjian (auth.), emer. Prof. Neurosurgery Elisha Stephen Gurdjian, Prof. Jean Brihaye, Assist. Prof. Juan Carlos Christensen, Prof. Reinhold Alexander Frowein, Prof. Sten Lindgren, Prof. Willem Luyendijk, Prof. eme
The Committee of Neurotraumatology of the area Federation of Neurosurgical Societies determined to intricate a word list of Neuro traumatology, and for this objective appointed a subgroup of contributors of this Committee, headed by means of Dr. E. S. Gurdjian, whose document follows this preface. the most reason behind the Committee's selection used to be the desire that the diffusion of the thesaurus via "Acta Neurochirurgica" might result in a greater realizing of neurotraumatological terminology on a global scale. The thesaurus may still facilitate the type and the comparability of aggravating lesions of the apprehensive process. it is going to for this reason be more straightforward to collect facts and properly interpret the informations hence got. The very commendable initiative of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in revising the terminology of head accidents and in publishing this paintings in Vol. 12 (1966) of "Clinical Neurosurgery" constitutes a major contribution. In 1977 the thesaurus now provided endeav ours to accomplish and produce modern the definitions of anatomical or physiological variations within the neurotraumatological box. we want to convey our due to Dr. Gurdjian and to the opposite individuals of the Neurotraumatological Committee who have been liable for the elaboration of this thesaurus and whose efforts to standardise, up to attainable, the language utilized by scientists of other nationalities, have led to a greater realizing among neurosurgeons.