By J. Gordon Millichap, MD, MRCP. Price, $7.95. Pp 222. The Macmillan Co., 866 Third Ave, New York, 10022, 1968.
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Millichap should be congratulated for accumulating, summarizing, critically analyzing, and presenting in this book the significant publications relative to the subject of "febrile convulsions." The format of the book is excellent. The bibliography is comprehensive and the index is complete, reliable, and useful. In each chapter, Millichap presents the results of his own studies and the findings of other investigators relative to specific aspects of "febrile convulsions," such as definition, diagnostic criteria, electroencephalographic findings, incidence, race and sex predilection, etiology, mechanism, treatment, and prognosis. This is generally followed by a critical analysis and discussion of the respective studies. The results of various investigations are then compared, usually in table form, analyzed statistically, tabulated, and averaged, so that the reader is provided with totals and an average value for all pertinent aspects of "febrile convulsions." Chapter 7 is limited to experimental studies of "febrile convulsions" in both animals and humans. A
LIVINGSTON S. Febrile Convulsions. Am J Dis Child. 1968;116(3):335-337. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100020339024