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February 1950

Epilepsy and Convulsive Disorders in Children.

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By Edward M. Bridge, M.D. Price, $8.50. Pp. 670, with 36 illustrations. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 330 42d St., New York 18, and Aldwych House, Aldwych, London, W.C.2; 1949.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;85(2):361. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230080165016

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Results of more than sixteen years of experience with epilepsy, seizures and convulsive disorders in children, combined and correlated with a definitive review of the literature of the same and related subjects has resulted in a book which could well serve as a guide for all who deal with epilepsy, particularly in children.

From the beginning, emphasis is placed primarily on the underlying forces which give rise to the symptoms: hereditary, physiologic and environmental factors and personality. At the same time there is adequate discussion of diagnosis and of manifestations of the diseases, along with details of management and treatment.

Of utmost importance is the practical treatment of the psychiatric and sociologic aspects of the diseases as they affect the patient, the parent and the community.

This book is recommended to pediatricians, neuropsychiatrists, parents and social workers: in short, to all who are responsible for management of the child afflicted

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