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February 8, 1964

Clinical Electroencephalography in Epilepsy and Related Conditions in Children

JAMA. 1964;187(6):464-465. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060190080035

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Here is an atlas composed of 223 reproductions of various types of abnormal electroencephalograms. It is introduced by 48 pages of brief discussion of technique and of the clinical entities and electrical patterns presented. Some are conditions found only in childhood; tracings used to illustrate the rest are those of children of different ages. The selection on epilepsies has been arranged roughly according to ages at which they appear, from hypsarrhythmia through petit mal, grand mal, cortical foci, psychomotor epilepsy, and vegetative seizures. The electroencephalographic correlates of cerebral palsy, acute convulsive encephalopathy, and febrile convulsions are presented. There is a comprehensive bibliography of approximately 400 items taken from European and American sources, chiefly between 1956 and 1961.

The author is an assistant and docent of pediatrics at the University of Siena, Italy. His point of view is clinical and practical and this atlas is addressed primarily to the pediatrician and

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