Jafar J Jafar

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Jafar J Jafar, M.D.

Professor; Service Chief at NYUHC; Site Director, Chief - Tisch
Department of Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery)

Clinical Addresses

530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 9 - 6; Tue. 9 - 6; Wed. 9 - 6; Thu. 9 - 6; Fri. 9 - 6
Phone: 212-263-6312
Fax: 212-263-6992

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Medical Specialties


Medical Expertise

Brain Tumors, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Vascular Neurosurgery, Brain Aneurysm, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Skull Based Tumors

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Jafar is Professor of Neurosurgery, and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at NYU Medical Center. He is also the director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery at NYU. He did his residency training at The University of Chicago under Dr. Sean Mullan. Following that he was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he established the stroke research laboratory. He has had a lifelong interest in cerebral blood flow. While in Chicago he also established the cerebral blood flow laboratory and was honored with teacher of the year award. In 1989 he joined the Department of Neurosurgery at NYU and was responsible for the founding of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery, as well as the Center for Cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Jafar has had fellowship training in skull base tumor surgery with Professor Lindsay Simon at the National Hospital for Nervous Disease, at Queen Square, London, England, and in microsurgery with Professor Ghazi Yasargil in Zurich, Switzerland. He has participated in multiple multi-center trials. He is the author of more than 90 publications, mainly involving cerebrovascular disease, including a textbook on arteriovenous malformations. Dr. Jafar directs the multidisciplinary cerebrovascular center at NYU, which includes endovascular neurosurgeons, neurosurgeons, and neurologists.


French, Persian, Arabic



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Board Certification

1984 — Ab Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery


1976 — Pahlavi University, Iran, Medical Education
1976-1982 — University of Chicago Hospital (Neurosurgery), Residency Training

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Intraoperative fat placement in surgically refractory parasellar neoplasms to facilitate stereotactic radiosurgery
Lieber, Bryan A; Rodgers, Shaun; Kondziolka, Douglas; Sen, Chandranath; Narayana, Ashwatha; Jafar, Jafar J
2014 Jul;:910-919, Acta neurochirurgica
— id: 1089562, year: 2014, vol: , page: 910, stat: Journal Article,

Features Predictive of Brain Arteriovenous Malformation Hemorrhage: Extrapolation to a Physiologic Model
Sahlein, Daniel H; Mora, Paloma; Becske, Tibor; Huang, Paul; Jafar, Jafar J; Connolly, E Sander; Nelson, Peter K
2014 Jun;:90-98, Stroke
— id: 1033842, year: 2014, vol: , page: 90, stat: Journal Article,

Concomitant Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms and Carotid Artery Stenosis: An Institutional Review of Patients Undergoing Carotid Revascularization
Borkon, Matthew J; Hoang, Han; Rockman, Caron; Mussa, Firas; Cayne, Neal S; Riles, Thomas; Jafar, Jafar J; Veith, Frank J; Adelman, Mark A; Maldonado, Thomas S
2013 Nov;:102-107, Annals of vascular surgery
— id: 612952, year: 2013, vol: , page: 102, stat: Journal Article,

Toward an Endovascular Internal Carotid Artery Classification System
Shapiro, M; Becske, T; Riina, H A; Raz, E; Zumofen, D; Jafar, J J; Huang, P P; Nelson, P K
2013 Aug;:230-236, AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
— id: 681202, year: 2013, vol: , page: 230, stat: Journal Article,

Resolution Of Mysophobia Following Resection Of Large Sphenoid Wing Meningioma
Elliott, RE; Rubin, BA; Jafar, JJ
2012 ;2(1):-, Internet journal of psychiatry
— id: 198132, year: 2012, vol: 2, page: , stat: Journal Article,

Extracranial-intracranial bypass: Resurrection of a nearly extinct operation
Gobble, Ryan M; Hoang, Han; Jafar, Jafar; Adelman, Mark
2012 Nov;56(5):1303-1307, Journal of vascular surgery
— id: 180412, year: 2012, vol: 56, page: 1303, stat: Journal Article,

Long-term Outcomes After Staged-Volume Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Large Arteriovenous Malformations
Huang, Paul P; Rush, Stephen C; Donahue, Bernadine; Narayana, Ashwatha; Becske, Tibor; Nelson, P Kim; Han, Kerry; Jafar, Jafar J
2012 Sep;71(3):632-43; discussion 643, Neurosurgery
— id: 175772, year: 2012, vol: 71, page: 632, stat: Journal Article,

Isolated sixth cranial nerve palsy as the presenting symptom of a rapidly expanding ACTH positive pituitary adenoma: a case report
Saffra, Norman; Kaplow, Elizabeth; Mikolaenko, Irina; Kim, Alice; Rubin, Benjamin; Jafar, Jafar
2011 ;11:4-4, BMC ophthalmology
— id: 143652, year: 2011, vol: 11, page: 4, stat: Journal Article,

Giant Cell Tumor of the Occipital Bone and Secondary Aneurysmal Bone Cyst: Case Report and Review of Literature
Modkovski, R; Elliott, RE; Rubin, B; Zagzag, D; Jafar, JJ; Mikolaenko, I
2010 ;7(2):-, Internet journal of neurosurgery
— id: 198162, year: 2010, vol: 7, page: , stat: Journal Article,

Combination of linkage and association studies for brain arteriovenous malformation
Inoue, Sumiko; Liu, Wanyang; Inoue, Kayoko; Mineharu, Youhei; Takenaka, Katsunobu; Yamakawa, Hiroyasu; Abe, Masamitsu; Jafar, Jafar J; Herzig, Roman; Koizumi, Akio
2007 Apr;38(4):1368-1370, Stroke
— id: 75427, year: 2007, vol: 38, page: 1368, stat: Journal Article,

Role of frameless stereotaxy in the surgical treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations: technique and outcomes in a controlled study of 44 consecutive patients
Russell, Stephen M; Woo, Henry H; Joseffer, Seth S; Jafar, Jafar J
2007 Jul;61(1 Suppl):445-53; discussion 453, Neurosurgery
— id: 91723, year: 2007, vol: 61, page: 445, stat: Journal Article,

Linkage studies for familial arteriovenous malformation in the Takayama community
Takenaka K.; Inoue S.; Liu W.; Inoue K.; Mineharu Y.; Yamakawa H.; Abe M.; Jafar J.J.; Herzig R.; Kitajima H.; Hayashi K.; Koizumi A.
2007 ;27(Suppl 1):BP57-O8U, Journal of cerebral blood flow & metabolism
— id: 75440, year: 2007, vol: 27, page: BP57, stat: Journal Article,

Intratumoral hydrogen peroxide injection during meningioma resection
Lichtenbaum, Roger; de Souza, Atos Alves; Jafar, Jafar J
2006 Oct;59(4 Suppl 2):ONS470-3; discussion ONS473, Neurosurgery
— id: 71407, year: 2006, vol: 59, page: ONS470, stat: Journal Article,

Perfusion and diffusion tensor imaging in a patient with locked-in syndrome after neurosurgical vascular bypass and endovascular embolization of a basilar artery aneurysm: case report
Lui, Yvonne W; Law, Meng; Jafar, Jafar J; Douglas, Andrea; Nelson, Peter Kim
2006 Apr;58(4):E794; discussion E794-E794; discussion E794, Neurosurgery
— id: 64182, year: 2006, vol: 58, page: E794; discussion E794, stat: Journal Article,

Recent steps toward a reconstructive endovascular solution for the orphaned, complex-neck aneurysm
Nelson, Peter K; Sahlein, Daniel; Shapiro, Maksim; Becske, Tibor; Fitzsimmons, Brian-Fred; Huang, Paul; Jafar, Jafar J; Levy, David I
2006 Nov;59(5 Suppl 3):S77-92; discussion S3, Neurosurgery
— id: 71410, year: 2006, vol: 59, page: S77, stat: Journal Article,

Revascularizing the upper basilar circulation with saphenous vein grafts: operative technique and lessons learned
Russell, Stephen M; Post, Nicholas; Jafar, Jafar J
2006 Sep;66(3):285-297, Surgical neurology
— id: 68938, year: 2006, vol: 66, page: 285, stat: Journal Article,

Aneurysm Size [1] (multiple letters)
Hasselblatt, M; Russell, SM; Jafar, JJ
2004 ;100(3):574-, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 649612, year: 2004, vol: 100, page: 574, stat: Journal Article,

Russell, Stephen M.; Jafar, Jafar J.
2004 ;100(3):258-261 March, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 98802, year: 2004, vol: 100, page: 258, stat: Journal Article,

Treatment of giant intracranial aneurysms with saphenous vein extracranial-to-intracranial bypass grafting: indications, operative technique, and results in 29 patients
Jafar, Jafar J; Russell, Stephen M; Woo, Henry H
2002 Jul;51(1):138-44; discussion 144, Neurosurgery
— id: 36681, year: 2002, vol: 51, page: 138, stat: Journal Article,

Interactive use of cerebral angiography and magnetoencephalography in arteriovenous malformations: technical note
Kamiryo, Toshifumi; Cappell, Joshua; Kronberg, Eugene; Woo, Henry H; Jafar, Jafar J; Llinas, Rodolfo R; Nelson, Peter K
2002 Apr;50(4):903-10; discussion 910, Neurosurgery
— id: 36682, year: 2002, vol: 50, page: 903, stat: Journal Article,

Neurological deterioration after coil embolization of a giant basilar apex aneurysm with resolution following parent artery clip ligation. Case report and review of the literature
Russell, Stephen M; Nelson, P Kim; Jafar, Jafar J
2002 Sep;97(3):705-708, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 36680, year: 2002, vol: 97, page: 705, stat: Journal Article,

Role of frameless stereotaxy in the surgical treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations: technique and outcomes in a controlled study of 44 consecutive patients
Russell, Stephen M; Woo, Henry H; Joseffer, Seth S; Jafar, Jafar J
2002 Nov;51(5):1108-16; discussion 1116, Neurosurgery
— id: 36679, year: 2002, vol: 51, page: 1108, stat: Journal Article,

Natural history of brainstem cavernous malformations
Kupersmith MJ; Kalish H; Epstein F; Yu G; Berenstein A; Woo H; Jafar J; Mandel G; De Lara F
2001 Jan;48(1):47-53; discussion 53, Neurosurgery
— id: 36696, year: 2001, vol: 48, page: 47, stat: Journal Article,

Improvement of chronic hearing loss after shunt revision. A case report
Russell SM; Hoffman R; Jafar JJ
2001 Sep;56(3):185-188, Surgical neurology
— id: 26641, year: 2001, vol: 56, page: 185, stat: Journal Article,

Familial arteriovenous malformations in siblings
Kamiryo T; Nelson PK; Bose A; Zalzal P; Jafar JJ
2000 Mar;53(3):255-259, Surgical neurology
— id: 11741, year: 2000, vol: 53, page: 255, stat: Journal Article,

Management of convexity arteriovenous malformation
Woo H; Jafar JJ
2000 Sept 15;22(18):?-?, Contemporary neurosurgery
— id: 36707, year: 2000, vol: 22, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Vascular malformations of the central nervous system
Awad, Issam A; Jafar, Jafar J; Rosenwasser, Robert H
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999,
— id: 705, year: 1999, vol: , page: , stat: ,

Intracranial vascular malformations: clinical decisions and multimodality management strategies
Jafar JJ; Awad IA; Huang PP
Vascular malformations of the central nervous system Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999,
— id: 3015, year: 1999, vol: , page: 219, stat: Chapter,

Surgical approaches: convexity and sylvian arteriovenous lesions
Jafar JJ; Awad IA; Huang PP
Vascular malformations of the central nervous system Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999,
— id: 3014, year: 1999, vol: , page: 277, stat: Chapter,

Surgical treatment of carotid cavernous aneurysms
Jafar JJ; Huang PP
1998 Oct;9(4):755-763, Neurosurgery clinics of North America
— id: 7357, year: 1998, vol: 9, page: 755, stat: Journal Article,

A dissecting aneurysm of the posteroinferior cerebellar artery: case report
Jafar JJ; Kamiryo T; Chiles BW; Nelson PK
1998 Aug;43(2):353-356, Neurosurgery
— id: 7619, year: 1998, vol: 43, page: 353, stat: Journal Article,

The effect of internal cartoid artery occlusion on cerebral blood flow in the treatment of giant aneurysms
Jafar JJ; Rezai AR; Crowell RM
1997 ;:68-73, Journal of neurovascular disease
— id: 36701, year: 1997, vol: , page: 68, stat: Journal Article,

Temporary clips and mannitol protection for aneurysm surgery: results in 60 cases
Jafar JJ; Weiner HL; Crowell RM
1996 ;:10-19, Journal of neurovascular disease
— id: 36702, year: 1996, vol: , page: 10, stat: Journal Article,

Acute surgical management of intracranial arteriovenous malformations
Jafar JJ; Rezai AR
1994 Jan;34(1):8-12; discussion 12, Neurosurgery
— id: 6413, year: 1994, vol: 34, page: 8, stat: Journal Article,

Traumatic posterior cerebral artery aneurysm secondary to an intracranial nail: case report
Rezai AR; Lee M; Kite C; Smyth D; Jafar JJ
1994 Oct;42(4):312-315, Surgical neurology
— id: 6725, year: 1994, vol: 42, page: 312, stat: Journal Article,

Post-traumatic syringomyelia: a general review
Jafar JJ; Babu R; Siegel B; Machi J
Thoracolumbar spine fractures New York : Raven Press, 1993,
— id: 3016, year: 1993, vol: , page: 421, stat: Chapter,

The effect of embolization with N-butyl cyanoacrylate prior to surgical resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformations
Jafar JJ; Davis AJ; Berenstein A; Choi IS; Kupersmith MJ
1993 Jan;78(1):60-69, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 13313, year: 1993, vol: 78, page: 60, stat: Journal Article,

Surgery for angiographically occult cerebral aneurysms [see comments]
Jafar JJ; Weiner HL
1993 Nov;79(5):674-679, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 6412, year: 1993, vol: 79, page: 674, stat: Journal Article,

Safety of embolic materials
Rosenwasser RH; Berenstein A; Nelson PK; Setton A; Jafar JJ; Marotta T
1993 Jul;79(1):153-155, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 36683, year: 1993, vol: 79, page: 153, stat: Journal Article,

Intramedullary abscess associated with a spinal cord ependymoma: case report
Babu R; Jafar JJ; Huang PP; Budzilovich GN; Ransohoff J
1992 Jan;30(1):121-124, Neurosurgery
— id: 13715, year: 1992, vol: 30, page: 121, stat: Journal Article,

The hemorrheology of cerebral blood flow and ischemia
Davis A; Jafar JJ; Awad I
Cerebrovascular occlusive disease and brain ischemia Park Ridge IL : American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1992,
— id: 3017, year: 1992, vol: , page: 25, stat: Chapter,

The benign course of cavernous carotid artery aneurysms [see comments]
Kupersmith MJ; Hurst R; Berenstein A; Choi IS; Jafar J; Ransohoff J
1992 Nov;77(5):690-693, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 13382, year: 1992, vol: 77, page: 690, stat: Journal Article,

Tissue plasminogen activator thrombolysis of a middle cerebral artery embolus in a patient with an arteriovenous malformation. Case report [see comments]
Jafar JJ; Tan WS; Crowell RM
1991 May;74(5):808-812, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 14043, year: 1991, vol: 74, page: 808, stat: Journal Article,

One-stage construction of giant experimental aneurysms in dogs
Yapor W; Jafar J; Crowell RM
1991 Dec;36(6):426-430, Surgical neurology
— id: 36697, year: 1991, vol: 36, page: 426, stat: Journal Article,

Surgical revascularization for acute occlusion: theoretical and practical considerations
Crowell RM; Jafar JJ
Protection of the brain from ischemia Baltimore : Williams & Wilkins, 1990,
— id: 3018, year: 1990, vol: , page: 285, stat: Chapter,

Selective platelet deposition during focal cerebral ischemia in cats
Jafar JJ; Menoni R; Feinberg H; LeBreton G; Crowell RM
1989 May;20(5):664-667, Stroke
— id: 36684, year: 1989, vol: 20, page: 664, stat: Journal Article,

Direct brain revascularization
Crowell RM; Jafar JJ
Operative neurosurgical techniques : indications, methods, and results Orlando : Grune & Stratton, 1988,
— id: 3022, year: 1988, vol: , page: 738, stat: Chapter,

Surgical treatment of anterior communicating artery aneurysms
Crowell RM; Jafar JJ; Heros R
Operative neurosurgical techniques : indications, methods, and results Orlando : Grune & Stratton, 1988,
— id: 3020, year: 1988, vol: , page: 939, stat: Chapter,

MRI in intraventricular neurocysticercosis: a case report
Hanlon KA; Vern BA; Tan WS; Passen E; Jafar JJ
1988 Jul-Aug;16(4):242-244, Infection
— id: 36685, year: 1988, vol: 16, page: 242, stat: Journal Article,

Jafar JJ; Crowell RM
Manual of surgical therapeutics Boston : Little, Brown, 1988,
— id: 3019, year: 1988, vol: , page: ?, stat: Chapter,

Surgical treatment of cartoid-ophthalmic aneurysms
Jafar JJ; Crowell RM; Heros R
Operative neurosurgical techniques : indications, methods, and results Orlando : Grune & Stratton, 1988,
— id: 3021, year: 1988, vol: , page: 917, stat: Chapter,

Multiple intracranial aneurysms: magnetic resonance imaging for determination of the site of rupture. Report of a case
Stone JL; Crowell RM; Gandhi YN; Jafar JJ
1988 Jul;23(1):97-100, Neurosurgery
— id: 36686, year: 1988, vol: 23, page: 97, stat: Journal Article,

Treatment of giant unclippable internal cartoid artery aneurysms by detachable balloon occlusion
Jafar JJ
1987 ;2(3):32-33, Key neurology & neurosurgery
— id: 36703, year: 1987, vol: 2, page: 32, stat: Journal Article,

Focal ischemic thresholds
Jafar JJ; Crowell RM
Cerebral blood flow : physiologic and clinical aspects New York : McGraw-Hill, 1987,
— id: 3023, year: 1987, vol: , page: 449, stat: Chapter,

Parasellar and optic nerve lesions: the neurosurgeon's perspective
Jafar JJ; Crowell RM
1987 Jul;25(4):877-892, Radiologic clinics of North America
— id: 36687, year: 1987, vol: 25, page: 877, stat: Journal Article,

Brain death: use of dynamic CT and intravenous digital subtraction angiography
Tan WS; Wilbur AC; Jafar JJ; Spigos DG; Abejo R
1987 Jan-Feb;8(1):123-125, AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
— id: 36688, year: 1987, vol: 8, page: 123, stat: Journal Article,

The effect of mannitol on cerebral blood flow
Jafar JJ; Johns LM; Mullan SF
1986 May;64(5):754-759, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 36689, year: 1986, vol: 64, page: 754, stat: Journal Article,

Diagnosis and management of anomalies of the craniovertebral junction
Kumar A; Jafar J; Mafee M; Glick R
1986 Sep-Oct;95(5 Pt 1):487-497, Annals of otology rhinology & laryngology
— id: 36698, year: 1986, vol: 95, page: 487, stat: Journal Article,

Skull base lesions: a classification and surgical approaches
Kumar A; Valvassori G; Jafar J; Mafee M
1986 Mar;96(3):252-263, Laryngoscope
— id: 36699, year: 1986, vol: 96, page: 252, stat: Journal Article,

Regional cerebral blood flow assessment prior to balloon detachment in the treatment of intracranial giant aneurysms
Tan WS; Jafar JJ; Abejo R; Spigos DG; Crowell RM; Capek V
1986 ;369(2):116-119, Acta radiologica. Supplementum
— id: 36691, year: 1986, vol: 369, page: 116, stat: Journal Article,

Giant cell tumor of the sphenoid bone mimicking a pituitary tumor
Wilbur AC; Choi KH; Tan WS; Jafar JJ; Spigos DG
1986 Mar-Apr;7(2):361-362, AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
— id: 36690, year: 1986, vol: 7, page: 361, stat: Journal Article,

Emergency revascularization
Crowell RM; Jafar JJ
1985 ;34:281-305, Clinical neurosurgery
— id: 36704, year: 1985, vol: 34, page: 281, stat: Journal Article,

Criteria for using imaging ultrasound during brain and spinal cord surgery
Machi J; Sigel B; Jafar JJ; Menoni R; Beitler JC; Bernstein RA; Crowell RM; Ramos JR; Spigos DG
1984 Apr;3(4):155-161, Journal of ultrasound in medicine
— id: 36693, year: 1984, vol: 3, page: 155, stat: Journal Article,

[Operative ultrasonography of the brain and spinal cord pathology]
Machi J; Sigel B; Menoni R; Jafar JJ; Beitler JC; Crowell RM
1984 Jul;12(8):915-921, No shinkei geka = Neurological surgery
— id: 36692, year: 1984, vol: 12, page: 915, stat: Journal Article,

Increasing cerebral blood flow with mannitol in control and subarachnoid hemorrhage patients
Jafar JJ; Johns LM; Mullan S
1983 ;3(Suppl 1):33-34, Journal of cerebral blood flow & metabolism
— id: 36705, year: 1983, vol: 3, page: 33, stat: Journal Article,

Cardiac and cerebral changes following experimental head injury
Brown FD; Jafar JJ; Krieger K; Mullan S
Head injury : basic and clinical aspects New York : Raven Press, 1982,
— id: 3024, year: 1982, vol: , page: 151, stat: Chapter,

Autonomic blockade in an experimental cerebral missle injury
Jafar JJ; Johns LM; Brown FD; Mullan S
Head injury : basic and clinical aspects New York : Raven Press, 1982,
— id: 3026, year: 1982, vol: , page: 197, stat: Chapter,

The effects of mannitol on cerebral blood flow in normal and subarachnoid hemorrhage patients
Jafar JJ; Johns LM; Mullan S
Head injury : basic and clinical aspects New York : Raven Press, 1982,
— id: 3025, year: 1982, vol: , page: 71, stat: Chapter,

A comparative study on the effects of sodium nitroprusside, trimethaphan camsylate and the subtotally occluded selverstone clamp on cerebral blood flow in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage
Jafar JJ; Johns LM; Mullen S
1982 ;33:490-492, Surgical forum
— id: 36706, year: 1982, vol: 33, page: 490, stat: Journal Article,

1981 ;16(3):188-191, Surgical neurology
— id: 36700, year: 1981, vol: 16, page: 188, stat: Journal Article,

Dimethyl sulfoxide in the management of postoperative hemiplegia
Mullan S; Jafar JJ; Hanlon K; Brown FD
Cerebral arterial spasm Baltimore : Williams & Wilkins, 1980,
— id: 3027, year: 1980, vol: , page: 646, stat: Chapter,

Detailed monitoring of the effects of mannitol following experimental head injury
Brown FD; Johns L; Jafar JJ; Crockard HA; Mullan S
1979 Apr;50(4):423-432, Journal of neurosurgery
— id: 36694, year: 1979, vol: 50, page: 423, stat: Journal Article,

Systemic and cerebral hemodynamic response to mannitol after cerebral missile injury
Brown FD; Johns LM; Jafar JJ; Mullan JF
1978 ;29(4):525-527, Surgical forum
— id: 36695, year: 1978, vol: 29, page: 525, stat: Journal Article,