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December 1961

Cerebral Anoxia and the Electroencephalogram.

Arch Neurol. 1961;5(6):694-695. doi:10.1001/archneur.1961.00450180116021

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This volume contains the formal presentations made at the Marseille Colloquium of October, 1959, which was organized by Professor Gastaut and Dr. H. Fischgold. Most of the informal discussion was not published. Though French was the dominant language at the Colloquium, the papers have all been translated into English for publication. Although sometimes leading to awkwardness of phrase, this is easily overlooked in consideration of the benefit resulting for English-speaking readers.

The title gives no idea of the true scope of this colloquium. First, there is a series of papers dealing with the electrographic, metabolic, and pathologic aspects of hypoxia and anoxia in animals and man. Outstanding among these is that by Dell, Hugelin, and Bonvallet, entitled, "The Effects of Hypoxia on the Reticular and Cortical Diffuse Systems." These authors suggest that during the entire evolution of hypoxia in animals, the essential control mechanism is a reticular activation due to

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