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May 1989


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Somerset, NJ

Arch Neurol. 1989;46(5):476. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520410010004

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Epilepsy addresses a number of clinically important issues that are not well covered elsewhere. Such matters as epilepsy and driving, epilepsy and the law, epilepsy surgery, and epilepsy after intracranial injury are particularly helpful. The chapter, "Sociological Aspects of Epilepsy" concerned with the social meaning of epilepsy, its influence on the individual, the family, and the workplace, is first rate. Some British law, medications, and social issues are not directly relevant to American and Canadian practice, but are of comparative interest. If there be any disorder in neurologic practice that calls for knowledge, skills, and attitudes that comprise the art of medicine, it is headache. Recognizing that epidemiology, social psychology, and sociology, among others, are sciences of importance in headache management, the editor of Headache has obtained contributions from workers in many fields, and this eclectic approach is a helpful framework

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