History of Neurology: Seminal Citations
June 2001

Emergence of Temporal Lobe Surgery for Epilepsy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.




Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Neurol. 2001;58(6):1011-1012. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.6.1011

In 1888, Hughlings Jackson1 reported a large series of patients from London, England, with

a variety of epilepsy . . . in which . . . "dream state" is a striking symptom. . . . There is not always loss, but there is, I believe, always, at least defect, of consciousness . . . [and in some cases] there are exceedingly complex and very purposive-seeming actions during continuing unconsciousness.

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