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March 25, 1961

Epilepsy and Related Diseases. Two Volumes

JAMA. 1961;175(12):1114. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040120076037

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This 2-volume treatise by the Drs. Lennox, a father-and-daughter team, is a significant addition to the growing list of works on epilepsy. The senior author has for the past 20 years been the "dean" of epileptologists.

The accuracy, detail, and insight of the clinical observations made in this work give it lasting significance that transcends the period of its authorship. The clinical material presented has been true for all time and it is likely that this work will gain some veneration and may eventually be one of the classic descriptions of disease.

The detailed account of what has been observed and the subsequent reflections of the authors on the clinical significance of these observations, make this work a valuable reference. There is no element of the seizure that is not discussed in detail—nor is there any facet of the problem of seizure-proneness that is not considered. Each type of seizure

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