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Epilepsy: Grand Mal, Petit Mal, Convulsions.

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By FAIRFIELD LETITIA. , C.B.E., M.D., D.P.H. 159 pages; 19 X 12.5 cm. Philosophical Library, Inc., New York: . 1957.. Price, $4.75.

Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):441. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-441_1
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The author of this book has presented a short concise picture of epilepsy including a very short history, discussion of types of attacks, diagnostic procedures including use of electroencephalograms, causes, and prognosis. A short chapter is included on drug and diet treatment including the more recently used medicines. Then most of the book is concerned with the education and facilities available in England for the benefit of these individuals. One important point to note is the separation of individuals according to mental ability and removal of them from the mentally ill group into colonies for epileptics with a view toward


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