This edition is a completely restructured version of the Handbook of Neurosurgery, presenting the entire content in a collection of more than 100 well-ordered chapters of comparable length and format while retaining the wealth of crosslinks and references the book is known for. This new organization was designed to make the content more easily digestible and accessible – for both browsing the print book and navigating any electronic version.
The birth of th is 8th edition of the handbook that you are now reading was a particularly di cult one. Thanks to the people at Thieme, the material was painstakingly converted from the defunct software platform to a contemporary format that will facilitate continued updates and availability in digital media. This time-consuming and labor-intensive process included porting thousands of cross references, index entries, and literature citations.(Handbook of Neurosurgery 8th Edition; Mark S. Greenberg; Thieme; Preface: Page 11)