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June 1969

Synopsis of Electroencephalography.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;20(6):734. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1969.01740180118017

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This small book of 177 pages without illustrations is said to be a "brief encyclopedia of electroencephalography (which) is not only intended for electroencephalographers but for neurologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners and those interested in the process of learning." To satisfy this comprehensive goal would require an unusual production.

The publication is really only an alphabetical classification of conditions and subjects in which electroencephalography has been reported upon. For example, under "A" the chapter lists abdominal epilepsy, abnormal, abnormal normal, abscess, intracerebral, and so on. For each listing it supplies one or more references. One is then referred to the bibliography for the exact reference. There is little commentary or evaluation of any of the literature except for a one sentence statement of conclusions.

This was originally a working handbook for the author's electroencephalographic laboratory and developed into a guide to

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