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November 1939

L'electro-encéphalogramme normal et pathologique.

Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(5):977-978. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270230199019

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The field of electroencephalography is now so diffuse that a well written monograph containing not only an extensive bibliography but also a well illustrated discussion of fact and theory is doubly welcome. The textual material (as up-to-date as an ever widening field allows) surveys the electroencephalogram of animals and man, normal and pathologic, in clinic and in laboratory.

A brief historical introduction is followed by details of apparatus and methods. The ink-writing oscillographs are rather summarily dismissed in view of the valuable contributions made with them (covered in the text) and their convenience of yielding immediately available records. Figures illustrating potentials evoked by sensory stimuli, especially visual, are deficient, and this section is, therefore, less complete than those on sleep, anesthesia and psychic disorders. The latter also contain most of the authors' original work. Cerebellocerebral relations and epilepsy and other involuntary movements are treated under motor activity. The parts devoted