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February 1961

Epilepsy and Related Diseases.

Am J Dis Child. 1961;101(2):269-271. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1961.04020030133025

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Most pediatricians treat some epileptic children, and usually refer only the patient who has not been controlled with the usual drugs, or when some specific organic neurological disease is suspected. The busy pediatrician often relies on a phone call to an electroencephalographer or a neurologist for "the latest" in both diagnosis and treatment of the epileptic. Up until 15 years ago, when one wanted to refresh one's knowledge of epilepsy, one usually turned to a text on neurology. There were few up-to-date texts dedicated solely to epilepsy. Within the last 10 years, there have been a series of monographs published on epilepsy and seizure phenomena, and several of these have been addressed primarily to the practicing pediatrician. These works, with the growing literature in electroencephalography which often deals with epilepsy, now make a rather extensive library. This 2-volume treatise by the Drs. Lennox, a father-and-daughter team, is a significant addition

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