Just what epilepsy is, no one knows. That it is polymorphous, is notorious; that it is still frequently unrecognized and, consequently, that patients are maltreated, is a fact and a reproach to the medical profession. In this article I have restricted myself to abbreviated records of some instructive examples of this strange malady in children.1 and a few comments on the treatment. In addition, I wish to protest most emphatically against the too prevalent light and casual consideration that is given to such little "spells" as I shall describe. Such indisposition merits the same grave attention as do pathogenic germs, which also are small but potent for harm.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—A boy, aged 11, began to have momentary dizzy spells, without falling, from once a day to once a month when he was 4 years old. At 6 years of age the attacks became more severe; dizziness
PATRICK HT. EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN. Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(4):653-658. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920220098010