By G. J. Pilkington, P. L. Lantos (auth.), L. Symon, L. Calliauw, F. Cohadon, J. Lobo Antunes, F. Loew, H. Nornes, E. Pásztor, J. D
As an addition to the eu postgraduate education approach for younger neurosurgeons we started to post in 1974 this sequence of Advances and Technical criteria in Neurosurgery which was once later backed via the ecu organization of Neurosurgical Societies. This sequence was once first mentioned in 1972 at a mixed assembly of the Italian and German Neurosurgical Societies in Taormina, the founding fathers of the sequence being Jean Brihaye, Bernard Pertuiset, Fritz Loew and Hugo Krayenbiihl. therefore have been tested the foundations of eu co operation which were born from the eu spirit, flourished within the eu organization, and feature all through been linked to this sequence. the truth that the English language is definitely with the intention to turning into the overseas medium at eu clinical meetings is a smart asset when it comes to mutual knowing. accordingly now we have determined to submit all contributions in English, whatever the local language of the authors. All contributions are submitted to the whole editorial board sooner than booklet of any quantity. Our sequence isn't really meant to compete with the courses of unique clinical papers in different neurosurgical journals. Our goal is, fairly, to offer fields of neurosurgery and similar parts within which vital fresh advances were made. The contributions are written through spe cialists within the given fields and represent the 1st a part of every one volume.