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This is the posthumous publication of an incomplete manuscript, presented without editorial revision by the author.
The first half of the volume is a general presentation of epilepsy and consists largely of rather old concepts overlaid by a thin veneer of the more recent knowledge of the last two decades.
The second half of the volume presents the author's concepts of idiopathic epilepsy as a disease. Dr. Sakel made a major contribution in the introduction of insulin shock therapy in psychiatry, but his theories as to the rationale of this therapy have received little general acceptance. In the present volume,
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Epilepsy.. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:529–530. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-2-529_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(2):529-530.
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