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February 1944

Convulsive Seizures: How to Deal with Them, a Manual for Patients, Their Families and Friends.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;51(2):212. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290260102017

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This is a small book, but full of meat, and expressed in unusually readable terms. It is well within the capacity of the layman to understand; yet it includes the best of current thought on this important subject. The author is particularly to be commended for sounding a hopeful note without at the same time indulging in any Pollyanna attitude. He shows that while great advances in the knowledge of the disease have come about through the researches of the past few years, the investigations to come are even more important. He calls vigorously for greater public interest in the plight of persons unfortunate enough to have seizures, and at the same time urges the sufferers to help themselves. "Much remains to be done," he asserts, and proves this by pointing out in almost every chapter where the advances of the future may be anticipated.

The plan of the book