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Book Reviews
December 2002

Managing Epilepsy and Coexisting Disorders

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Neurol. 2002;59(12):1971-1972. doi:

edited by Alan B. Ettinger and Orrin Devinsky, 552 pp, with illus, $95, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, Mass, 2002.

Within the past 5 years, 306 books have been published that directly address epilepsy and, among these, approximately 200 are directed toward physicians. Given this abundance, the often repetitive nature of medical reference material, and the expense of a typical textbook, it would be particularly useful that a new text address a clinically important yet underrepresented topic and provide comprehensive, useful, and up-to-date information. Perhaps with this in mind, the editors of this text clearly state their mandate: