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Epilepsy Handbook

Frederick E. Jackson, MC
JAMA. 1972;222(10):1314. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03210100062038.
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Two professors of neurology for the University of Illinois, Drs. Boshes and Gibbs, have written a second edition to Dr. Stamp's original Epilepsy Handbook. It is small and concise with 33 short chapters covering the various types of epilepsy. This includes a chapter on mental retardation in epilepsy and chapters on the medical and surgical management of epilepsy, including the treatment of status epilepticus. The 17 figures are graphs. I found this book to be an extremely interesting and up-to-date (1972) review of what is practical and significant in the management of patients with epilepsy.

The mental retardation often associated with hypsarrhythmia is well described as is the ominous prognosis in untreated infantile hypsarrhythmia patients who do not receive ACTH (11% of these die before the third year of life and 80% of those who live are severely mentally retarded). The chapter on the medical treatment of epilepsy is concise.

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