[Skip to Navigation]
August 1956

Epilepsias: fisiopathologia, clinica, electroencefalografia, tratamiento

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1956;76(2):185. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1956.02330260071003

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Physicians from Latin American countries tell us that they encounter an undue prevalence of epilepsy. Professor Soriano does not discuss this point; but there certainly is a substantial interest in epilepsy, especially its scientific aspects, among physicians of these countries. The present book should help to solidify and increase this interest. The author has studied in New York and New Haven, and his general treatment of the subject follows familiar lines. The 360 pages are about equally distributed among four subjects: descriptions of the various types of seizures and their cerebral localizations; the pathologic neurophysiology of seizures, with 27 illustrative diagrams and 9 case histories; electroencephalography, with 45 clearly printed tracings (though without markings for time or voltage), and 7 brief chapters on subjects such as the means of examination, etiology, infantile epilepsy, pathologic anatomy, and medical-surgical treatment. Discussion of social-psychological problems is not attempted. References number about 225 but

Add or change institution