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November 1969

Klinische Elektroenzephalographie Lehrbuch und Atlas.

Arch Neurol. 1969;21(5):557. doi:10.1001/archneur.1969.00480170129016

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This is a companion volume to the book on epilepsy previously reviewed here. It is a textbook and atlas of electroencephalography and is based on a thesis approved by the University of Heidelberg. The author clearly has a vast experience with electroencephalography and, in spite of his obvious committal to his chosen field, retains a clear understanding of the limitations of this technique. The book has the customary subdivisions into techniques, the normal and abnormal electroencephalogram. A quarter of the content is devoted to epilepsy. The rest is to such diverse disorders as tumors, circulatory disturbances, inflammatory and traumatic affections of the nervous system, degenerative disorders, intoxications, endocrine diseases, psychosis, and disorders of consciousness and their electroencephalographic manifestations. In an atlas it is customary to have illustrations, and these are indeed provided in profusion; often they are somewhat repetitive but always of excellent quality.

Some minor criticisms are the relative

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