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June 17, 1998

EpilepsyEpilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook, vols 1-3

Author Affiliations
 

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for softwareHarriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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edited by Jerome Engel, Jr, and Timothy A. Pedley, 2976 pp, with illus, $350, ISBN 0-397-51639-8, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven, 1998.

JAMA. 1998;279(23):1920. doi:10.1001/jama.279.23.1920-JBK0617-4-1

This is the definitive textbook about seizures and epilepsy. It is a most wonderful book, organized sensibly, written consistently and well. The very large three-volume set has 169 chapters contributed by more than 200 experts. Most people will use it as a reference source like an encyclopedia, and they will find it well suited to that purpose. The text is organized into 12 logical topic groups, and the index (featured only in the last volume) is detailed, lucid, and convenient.

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