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December 26, 1966

Clinical Electroencephalography

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich

JAMA. 1966;198(13):1375-1376. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110260087038

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In this British book, one of the authors is professor of psychiatry, the other a lecturer in electronics. Their purpose was to make a concise appraisal of the value of electroencephalography in clinical medicine. They have succeeded in presenting a clear, well-organized, and objective description of clinical electroencephalography, making a handbook useful for clinicians in neurology, neurosurgery, and general medicine.

The first chapter is devoted to procedures and techniques. The information describes the varieties used, and references are available for more detailed review. Since clinicians are apt to be more interested in the correlation of EEG patterns and clinical findings, the major part of the book is divided according to various clinical states, preceded by discussion of the normal adult record, and children's records.

The chapter on epilepsy is well written, covering the many types. Especially useful are references to more recent publications. Chapters on space-occupying lesions and head injury