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August 1969


Arch Intern Med. 1969;124(2):257-258. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300180129041

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It has always been difficult to be all things to all men, but the authors of this monograph have made a valiant effort. How well they have succeeded in their attempt to be critical and comprehensive seems equally difficult to answer.

Epilepsy, which is a symptom complex rather than a disease entity, has been estimated to occur in about 2% of the population. This adds up to a rather staggering number of individuals who obviously cannot all be taken care of by specialists in this extraordinarily complex field. It stands to reason, therefore, that internists and pediatricians, or, for that matter, physicians in all branches of medicine are bound to encounter this problem frequently. Will this book help such practitioners achieve a better understanding of the problem and guide them toward successful management of the patient's problem? This monograph which consists of a very thorough review of up-to-date information

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