This interesting text consists of two major divisions, the first entitled "Review of the Literature" and the second "Personal Investigations." A relatively brief introduction to the problem of follow-up studies and prognostic criteria is followed by eight chapters concerned primarily with seizure types. Of particular importance are chapters devoted to posttraumatic epilepsy and intelligence.
The second part of the book deals with the author's experiences with seizure problems at five major clinics in Michigan. Although Rodin discusses prognosis for behavior, intellectual functions, and employment in separate chapters, he places the emphasis on the prognosis for seizure control, based upon data from more than 500 individual patients. These data have been analyzed by modern computer techniques, and a 64-page appendix details the coding methods and variables related to statistical analysis.
A list of references follows the appendix but, considering the topic, seems rather brief. The summary and conclusions, in chapter form,