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Book Reviews
May 1950

Post-Traumatic Epilepsy.

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By Arthur Earl Walker, M.D. (American Lecture Series No. 20). Price, $2.75. Pp. 86, with 20 illustrations and 6 tables. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 220 E. Monroe St., Springfield, Ill., 1948.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(5):970. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010987015

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This clearly printed and well bound little volume gives an excellent summary of the known facts about post-traumatic epilepsy. The author, who is widely known in his field, is now professor of neurologic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and has had considerable experience with the patients about whom he writes. He discusses, briefly of course, the incidence, pathogenesis and physiologic aspects of epileptic attacks due to trauma and describes the type of attack. There are a brief chapter on medical treatment and, as might be expected, a longer one on surgical treatment. The latter is precisely clear and easily understood. A bibliography and index complete the volume. This book should be a handy reference work for the general practitioner, the pediatrician and the neurologist.

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