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March 1968

Atlas d'electroencephalographie infantile.

Arch Neurol. 1968;18(3):334. doi:10.1001/archneur.1968.00470330124019

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This lavishly produced atlas of pediatric electroencephalograms is laid out on lines made familiar by the Gibbs' book, ie, illustrative samples of EEG tracings are interlarded with sections of written text. The authors attempt to cover both the normal EEG findings of childhood and the findings in pathological states. Some of the treatment of the normal EEG seems dangerously brief, eg, there is insufficient treatment of the pitfalls encountered in interpreting the EEG of the drowsy state in childhood, and the authors are, similarly, too brief in discussing hyperventilation. Beginners in pediatric EEG would be better advised to refer to the Gibbs' book.

The major portion of the work, dealing with pathological states, is more impressive; and a large number of infectious, metabolic, and degenerative conditions are covered. The discussions are full and clear and give undogmatic accounts of such controversial issues as febrile convulsions. There is a timely discussion

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