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The authors intended to produce a compact, practical compendium of useful knowledge about epilepsy. Within their book is condensed a great deal of information that is heavily weighted toward electroencephalography and the special viewpoint of F. A. Gibbs. As a result the terminology is sometimes unique, and the clinical syndromes are presented as related to the electroencephalogram, rather than having both clinical and electroencephalographic features reflect some underlying cerebral abnormality. For example, the chapter, "Petit Mal Variant Epilepsy," begins with the electrographic findings, and then there is an elaboration of the clinical correlates of this electroencephalographic pattern.
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Epilepsy Handbook.. Ann Intern Med. ;77:338–339. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-338_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):338-339.
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