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June 1966

Atlas of Electroencephalography. Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders.

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Vol 3. By F. A. Gibbs, MD, and Erna L. Gibbs. Price, $75. Pp 538, with illustrations. Addison Wesley Publishing Co., Reading, Mass, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;117(6):846-847. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.03870120110039

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This magnificent big book contains 468 plates which show many types of electroencephalograms (EEG) found in people with different diseases and at all age levels. In this book the authors' purpose is to show the meaning of the EEG. Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs say that the EEG does not indicate anything specific about etiology so that cannot be given much consideration. They also say that little can be said about neurosis and certain neurological and psychiatric syndromes that are of great practical importance because the EEG does not correlate well with such disorders. They say that they believe that the EEG tells more about the living brain than all other techniques combined.

This is a tremendous piece of work based on a life-time study of thousands of these records. One wonders at the ability of these two people who have written and illustrated so magnificently this remarkable work; one wonders

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