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Treatment of Epilepsy.

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By TALBOT FRITZ B.. , M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University Medical School; Chief of Children's Medical Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, xiv.+308 pages. The Macmillan Company; , New York: , 1930.. Price, $4.00.


Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(12):1615. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-12-1615_2
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It is intended that this book, concerned primarily with treatment, will supplement the monograph on epilepsy by Lennox and Cobb. It is much more than a therapeutic guide, however, for the author establishes the foundation for his major thesis by brief, well-written chapters dealing with the history, incidence, etiology, pathology and symptomatology of the disease. While other forms of therapy and management are discussed in appropriate sections, the second half of the book is devoted almost exclusively to dietary treatment, and, in particular, to the ketogenic diet. A bibliography of 306 selected references and an unusually detailed index complete the

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