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July 30, 1904

Epilepsy and Its Treatment.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(5):344-345. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500050052028

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This book is by far the largest and most ambitious work on epilepsy published in this country since 1870, when the classical treatise of Echeverria appeared. The author has had most exceptional opportunities for the observation and study of the disease, having been medical superintendent of the New York Colony for Epileptics for a period of nearly ten years. This is one of the largest colonies in the world and we believe it is the best of them. Those parts of the book based on the author's personal experience and investigations are beyond criticism. The chapter on the general treatment of epilepsy is one of the best we have read: concise, practical and most timely. The chapter on the medical treatment is not so strong because it contains less of the author's individual opinion and makes more of an attempt to cover the many methods advocated by others. The discussion

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