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Book Reviews
August 1941

Science and Seizures.

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By William G. Lennox, M.D. Price, $2.00. Pp. 258. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(2):471. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000140242019

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This book supplies in readable form a great many facts about epilepsy and migraine. The literature on these subjects is enormous and must be read and sifted with judgment. Dr. Lennox, because of his wide experience and his long study of these diseases, is eminently suited to select and to evaluate the literature. Consequently, the volume will be of value to the physician, and it will also be interesting and valuable to the intelligent layman or patient, for it answers in relatively simple terms many of the questions which patients ask.

The book includes a timely discussion of the most recent means of studying persons with epilepsy, that is, the electroencephalograph. The use of this instrument has undoubtedly increased the knowledge of what transpires in the brain during epileptiform attacks, but it is worthy of note that Dr. Lennox points out that "the value [of the information obtained] is more

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