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August 1958

Introduzione alla elettroencefalografia clinica

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(2):193. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340080063011

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This book is directed not only to the neurologist but also, and chiefly, to the general practitioner who uses electroencephalography in his practice. To this effect, an effort is made to present a "synthesis of the daily clinical situations in which the usefulness or necessity might arise to request an EEG examination" and "to furnish a minimum of theoretical and practical notions on the possibilities and limitations of the EEG technique." According to the author, the book should help the nonspecialist not only in interpreting the tracing but in understanding the EEG report, thus making possible the most profitable use of the latter in diagnostic and prognostic problems and in the selection of therapy.

Notwithstanding the modesty of intentions, the book is definitely the best of its kind ever to appear in the Italian literature and can be favorably compared with most of the monographs dealing with electroencephalography which have