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Epilepsy and Cerebral Localization: A Study of the Mechanism, Treatment and Prevention of Epileptic Seizures.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;70(5):916-917. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200230229012.
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This comprehensive treatise on convulsive and allied disorders brings up to date existing knowledge on the subject and encompasses the authors' numerous contributions in the field. Dedicated to Hughlings Jackson and Charles Sherrington, the book effectively follows the former master in utilizing the phenomena of epilepsy in illuminating the details of cerebral function. It begins with a short history of epilepsy and continues with discussions of functional localization in the cerebral cortex; the mechanism of seizures; the types of lesions which may give rise to attacks; predisposition and inheritance; medical, symptomatic and surgical treatment, and methods of case analysis. Cranial roentgenology, including pneumography and arteriography, is described, and special chapters by the associate authors are included on electroencephalography and psychologic studies of patients with epileptic seizures. An extensive bibliography and an index add to the usefulness of the book.

There is no gainsaying that the book constitutes a definitive treatment

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