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January 30, 1954

Atlas of Electroencephalography. Volume II: Epilepsy

JAMA. 1954;154(5):458. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940390082034

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The rapid advance made in the study of "brain waves" is demonstrated by this new edition. The first edition, published in 1941, was a one-volume collection of tracings. The present edition consists of three volumes, of which the book under review is the second. It deals specifically with epilepsy but, in addition to the reproduction of examples of brain-wave tracings, it summarizes statistical information drawn from the clinical records of nearly 12,000 patients with epilepsy and clarifies many controversial issues. Actual-size reproductions of patients' records have been faithfully traced. They constitute a permanent museum of the usual as well as the extraordinary. Because of the authors' long experience in treating patients of all ages, their work represents a blending of laboratory and clinical knowledge, a great asset in the consideration of so diffuse and controversial a subject as epilepsy. Of necessity both unusually large and heavy, the volume does not

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