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June 1923

THE MECHANISM AND THE FUNDAMENTAL CAUSE OF THE EPILEPSIES

Author Affiliations

Instructor in Neurology, Columbia University NEW YORK

Arch NeurPsych. 1923;9(6):689-738. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190240002001
Abstract

CONTENTS 

I. Introduction 

II. Anatomic and Physiologic Considerations  The State of Tonus and Its Dependence on the Suspension of Certain Cerebral Activities.The Biologic Significance of Posture. The Normal Periods of Suspended Cerebral Activity.Movement (clonic muscular contractions) as a Mode of Redistribution of Tonus.The Relation of Muscular Activity to the Conscious State.

III. The Normal Epileptoid Reaction  The Epileptoid Reaction in Response to External Stimuli.1. The Stage of Disintegration of the Conscious State. The Aura.2. The Stage of Tonic Rigidity. The Paroxysmal Outcry. Anesthesia Associated with the Paroxysm.3. Clonic Movements.4. The Stage of Recovery.The Biologic and Physiologic Significance of the Normal Epileptoid Reaction.The Epileptoid Reaction Associated with Certain Functions.

IV. The Periodicity of the Normal Epileptoid Reaction 

V. Experiments on the Effect of Caffein, Bromids and Phenobarbital on the Epileptoid Reaction and the Epileptic Paroxysm  Experiments on Reptiles.Subjective Experiments.The Effect

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