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October 2010

Epilepsy Explained: A Book for People Who Want to Know More

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Institute of Neurophysiology, Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Dr Meierkord); and Department of Neurology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium (Dr Boon).



Arch Neurol. 2010;67(10):1282. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.234

This book on epilepsy follows in the footsteps of predecessors such as Epilepsy Explained1 by Laidlaw and Laidlaw from 1980 and Epilepsy Explained2 by Gram and Dam from 1995. The current book, too, is mainly directed at people with the condition and those indirectly involved, such as family members, friends, teachers, and the general public. It is written by 4 authors from Europe and the United States, renowned in epileptology. In the preface, it is mentioned that the idea of such a book was born about 10 years ago by Ulrich Altrup, one of the authors and former professor for Experimental Epileptology at the University of Münster, Münster, Germany, who died during the production and never saw the book in print.

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