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Most of our attention has recently been focused on the consideration that cerebral seizures have a focal onset. Dr. Niedermeyer has taken on the difficult task of attacking present thinking about generalized nonfocal epilepsies. This terminology includes petit mal, grand mal, centrencephalic, secondary bilateral synchrony, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and posttraumatic seizures without a focus.
From data on 300 cases collected prospectively by the author during a 5-year period (1965 to 1970), with 664 tracings read by him in his own laboratory, he has presented an analytic summary of the relation of clinical manifestations of seizures to the EEG tracings. This type
The Generalized Epilepsies. A Clinical Electroencephalographic Study.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:320. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-320_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(2):320.
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