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August 1953


AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(2):273-283. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240200123015

NOVEMBER 1952 saw the rebirth of Epilepsia, the journal of the International League Against Epilepsy. This is Volume 1 of the third series. The first series, largely a European journal, died in World War I. The second ran from 1937 to 1950 and was an annual abstract journal, which has now become less useful because of the excellent abstracting done by Excerpta Medica, in Amsterdam, and the Quarterly Review of Psychiatry and Neurology, in this country. The new third series will be devoted mainly to critical reviews on many aspects of the problems related to epilepsy. The object of the journal is the presentation of thoughtful and thought-provoking analyses of what is known about epilepsy. The first number contains several such papers; there is a sound and well-argued scheme for the classification of the epilepsies by McNaughton, of the Montreal Neurological Institute. The role of alcohol is discussed by Berry,

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