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April 1913

A STUDY OF RESPIRATION AND CIRCULATION IN EPILEPSY

Author Affiliations

GALESBURG, ILI.; JACKSONVILLE, ILL.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1913;XI(4):445-455. doi:10.1001/archinte.1913.00060280084008
Abstract

Modern methods of study have already assisted in the explanation of many of the physiological facts bearing on circulation and respiration, and have explained the pathogenesis of many of the disorders of these systems.

An analysis of the clinical features of epilepsy reveals a vague and unsatisfactory description of the symptoms referable to the circulatory and respiratory systems.

A study of some of the circulatory and respiratory disturbances of epilepsy by modern methods of investigation was therefore considered important.

This report is based on the results obtained from the examination of forty-four cases. All of these cases were examined on two, some three and four and a few up to fifteen different occasions.

The examination included a graphic study of the heart action, employing tracings of the jugular and brachial pulses and the apex beat. Blood-pressure estimations and continuous blood-pressure and respiratory curves were made. There were 225 tracings

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