June 1977

Clinical Management of Seizures: A Guide for the Physician

Author Affiliations

Hitchcock Clinic Hanover, NH 03755


by Gail E. Solomon and Fred Plum, 152 pp, 61 illus, $7.50, WB Saunders Co, 1976.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(6):717. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120190111030

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Drs Solomon and Plum have written a much needed and concise treatise on seizure disorders that is directed to generalists. The authors are both well known in the field of neurology. Dr Plum presently is Professor of Neurology at Cornell University and is serving as editor of the Annals of Neurology, while Dr Solomon is on the faculty of Cornell University and the Director of Electroencephalography at New York Hospital. While Dr Plum's contributions to neurology are immense, he probably is best known to non-neurologists for his classic, The Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, written with Jerome Posser, MD.

This book is extremely well written and easy to read. There is a discussion of the neurophysiology and neurochemistry involved in seizure disorders that is very understandable and that gives the reader the basic information that is necessary to grasp some of the concepts involved in epilepsy. Various seizure types are

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