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December 26, 1931

Selected Writings of John Hughlings Jackson. Volume I: On Epilepsy and Epileptiform Convulsions.

JAMA. 1931;97(26):1984-1985. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730260050031

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Probably the number of neurologists who think and of those who care to know of the evolution of neurologic knowledge will be fairly indicated by the extent of the sale of this volume and of the one to follow; for no thinking neurologist can afford to be without this work and no one interested in the history of his chosen specialty will want to miss it. The papers composing the present volume concern epilepsy and epileptiform convulsions. The book contains such a mass of information that detailed review is out of the question, but no physician can read it without learning a multitude of things, besides enjoying a scientific banquet of neurologic knowledge. Any one of several chapters (on study of convulsions, on the scientific and empiric investigation of epilepsy, on convulsive seizures, on temporary paralysis after seizures) will richly repay the purchaser. In truth, one cannot be fully informed

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