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February 1930

Le syndrome epilepsie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;23(2):407-408. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220080191017

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This book is an excellent symposium of the clinical aspects of epilepsy. The first part of the volume is devoted to a careful description of various phenomena composing the clinical syndrome. This is well done and comprises 108 pages. There are many references given by name to the work of other authors, but there is no bibliography showing where these works may be found. This is a distinct handicap to the usefulness of the book, and it is to be deplored that the author did not even put in the dates of the contributions by the various men quoted.

Part two deals with the etiology of epilepsy and is divided into: (a) general ideas of etiology, (b) the infantile epileptic syndrome, (c) the epileptic syndrome of childhood and adolescence and (d) the adult epileptic syndrome. All this is largely a listing of the various phenomena observed in order to group

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