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August 1983

EEG in Clinical Practice

Author Affiliations

Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(8):530. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04210070070028

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Dr Hughes has written a book for house officers, practicing physicians, neurologists, and experienced EEG technicians. Although their backgrounds may be diverse, it is likely that all have some gaps in their knowledge of clinical EEG; it is to lessen their deficiencies that this book has been produced.

The text contains successive sections on techniques, rhythms, methods of localization, artifacts, and normal and abnormal rhythms and concludes with topics of special interest. The material is presented in a balanced, clear style. The elements of recording technique that may be understressed in the training of house officers are well presented, as is an analysis of common EEG artifacts. Much more EEG recording is done in the nursery now, and the characteristics of the EEG in premature and newborn infants are well organized and succinctly described. In the section concerned with topics of special interest, the author attends to the mundane but

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