FREDERIC A. GIBBS, M.D.
After eight years of trial, clinical electroencephalography has gained widespread acceptance. It is being used by neurologists, brain surgeons, psychiatrists, and pediatricians, as an aid in the diagnosis of epilepsy and related disorders and as a painless and entirely safe method of detecting localized damage in the cerebral cortex. Several Army induction centers are using it as part of the medical examination to determine fitness for military service.
This widespread acceptance has placed a burden on electroencephalographic standards for diagnosis and prognosis, and various weaknesses have appeared. In the effort to correct these weaknesses, electroencephalographers in this country and abroad
GIBBS FA. THE PRESENT STATUS OF CLINICAL ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:1012–1014. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-1012
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(6):1012-1014.
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