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This uncut, paper-bound volume provides a complete statement of contemporary views on epilepsy. It contains no new information, although the distinction between petit mal and minor seizures may be new to those who have graduated from medical school since 1945. The book is divided into four parts, the first of which describes the various types of epileptic seizure. The second portion describes certain special forms, such as epilepsy with mental disorders, reflex epilepsy, epilepsy in children, and nocturnal seizures. The third part contains a chapter on electroencephalography by G. Lobel. This is followed by chapters on differential diagnosis and etiological factors. The fourth part considers the pathophysiology of epilepsy and medical and surgical treatment. The work concludes with a chapter by D. Hagenmuller on medicosocial problems raised by epilepsy.
The work is considered excellent for French speaking students.
Simons DJ. L'épilepsie. Etude clinique, diagnostique, physiopathogénique et thérapeutique. AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(2):195. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340080065014
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