Original Article: PDF OnlyAdult HydrocephalusCASSIDY, FREIDA M.Author Information MS. CASSIDY is the head nurse of the neurosurgical unit in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati and is currently enrolled in the evening division of the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Cassidy acknowledges the guidance of Dr. James Salmon, chief of the division of neurosurgery at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital, in the preparation of this paper. AJN, American Journal of Nursing: March 1972 - Volume 72 - Issue 3 - p 494-496 Buy Abstract After numerous psychiatric diagnoses, Mr. W. was found to have a degenerative brain disease and hydrocephalus. When his hydrocephalus was treated with a ventriculoatrial shunt procedure, his improvement was remarkable. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.