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December 1942


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;70(6):1017-1032. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200240101008

In the publication field several important events are to be recorded. A new journal has been launched; in January 1942 appeared the first number of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. It is a quarterly, and the three numbers at hand show a high standard of work and bookmaking. The editors are to be congratulated on their production and on their courage in starting such a new project in wartime.

Another event of importance is the appearance of a book by Penfield and Erickson entitled "Epilepsy and Cerebral Localization."1 This book contains more good information on fits, what they are and where they come from, than any book ever published. The point of view is that of a neurophysiologist using surgery as the chief tool, but the medical and psychologic aspects of the subject are well discussed. Experimental data in the form of careful case material are freely