Edited by Brian P. Pace, MA.
BY CHARLES S. BOND, M.D.
It sometimes happens that a consideration of much worn subjects is profitable,
and I therefore ask your indulgence for a few minutes to a subject, which
is as old as any, in medicine, and which has profited as little as any, by
the experience of past centuries. Undoubtedly the cause of this tardy progress
is due in large measure to the multiplicity of irritations, which directly
or indirectly produce the cortical explosions. Barring traumatic causes of
direct influence, the study of peripheral sources of irritation is most interesting
and fraught with the most lasting results. . . .
A CONSIDERATION OF FOUR CASES OF EPILEPSY WITH REFERENCE TO CAUSE.. JAMA. 1998;280(7):670H. doi:10.1001/jama.280.7.670