September 1974

The Use of Bromides for Epilepsy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(3):362-363. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110280092012

The use of bromides in epilepsy was an astute discovery by Sir Charles Locock, but was made for the wrong reasons. The impact of the discovery was almost immediate and radically changed the therapy for epilepsy.