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January 28, 1939

Konstitution und Wesensänderung der Epileptiker

JAMA. 1939;112(4):358. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800040076029

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This monograph describes studies of the constitution and character of the epileptic. It is by a specialist (facharzt) of nervous disease in the mental and nervous clinic of Professor Bumke. There are fourteen chapters divided into experimental and clinical material. The former consists of eight chapters, in which Rorschach's studies in relation to all types of epilepsy are made. The clinical portion consists of six chapters and discusses character, mental symptoms and dementia in relation to all types of epilepsy. No new contributions are made. The bibliography is by no means complete. No mention is made of good work done by Americans in this particular field. The book is much too long. It serves no more than an additional work of reference regarding all the previously published facts on epilepsy and its mental and constitutional characters.

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