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March 7, 1959

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Colloquium Sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, in Cooperation with the International League Against Epilepsy

JAMA. 1959;169(10):1143-1144. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000270125034

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It is not long since the temporal lobes, especially the right one, were counted among the more "silent" areas of the brain. Now they constitute one of the more fruitful fields for neurological investigation. Because they excite the interest of specialists in neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, anatomy, chemistry, endocrinology, pathology, electroencephalography, psychology, and other fields, there has sprung up in recent years a vast literature dealing with this portion of the brain. It is most valuable to have available authoritative summaries to which one not familiar with the field or without the time for fuller research may turn for information. This book is such a summary. It is a collection of the papers and the discussion presented at Bethesda, Md., in March, 1957. Those taking part in this symposium constituted most of the outstanding investigators in the world who have interested themselves in these problems. Their papers vary from extensive analyses

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