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May 1959

L'exploration chirurgicale stéréotaxique du lobe temporal dans l'épilepsie temporale.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1959;81(5):666. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1959.02340170132016

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This study consists of two parts: (1) an anatomical part which treats of the system of reference which the authors have adopted for stereotaxic interventions on the most important temporal structures, and (2) a surgical part describing their stereotaxic apparatus and the operative technique used. The text is confined strictly to the description of surgical technique concerned with stereotaxic exploration of the temporal lobe. There is no description of the techniques used for exciting or registering the activity of the structures. It is stated that these will be dealt with in due course by Dr. Bancaud and M. B. Dell.

The first part contains a series of 56 plates showing serial sections of the temporal lobe in sagittal and frontal planes. These plates are excellent. Only one criticism might be made: It is not clear what is the exact level of each section or what interval separates them. Accompanying the

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