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November 1928

Epilepsy. Comparative Pathogenesis, Symptoms, Treatment.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;20(5):1148-1149. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210170257013

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It is rare for a neurologist to maintain a special interest in a particular disease or entity, for the nature of the subject is such that if one is practicing neurology, one's interests must necessarily be large. On the other hand, if it is possible to direct one's scientific interest and research in one special field, such an excellent book as this by Muskens will come from the pens of neurologists. That this is desirable there is no question.

For fifteen years the author has been working and writing on epilepsy from both the experimental and the clinical standpoints, and he has produced a book which is certainly the best exposition of epilepsy today; it not only bears the summation of a life time of investigation on the clinical phases of epilepsy but also gives an interesting summary from the standpoint of research. That neurologists are still far from having