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August 1937

EPILEPTIFORM CONVULSIONS FROM "REMOTE" EXCITATION

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO

From the Department of Surgery, the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;38(2):259-267. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260200031002
Abstract

By the use of a method worked out by Dr. W. J. Merle Scott, of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and me permitting stimulation of the nervous system of an intact and unanesthetized animal, epileptiform seizures have been produced that seem somewhat more complete than those usually reported as having followed electrical stimulation. A full description of the stimulating mechanism will be included in the reprints of this article. It may suffice to say here that, like the method of Light and Chaffee,1 it involves the use of a secondary coil embedded in the tissues which is excited, after operation, when the subject is placed in a fluctuating electromagnetic field. I shall report our experiments briefly and make a few comments on the literature of the subject.

It must have been gratifying to Broca2 and Bastian,3 and particularly to Hughlings Jackson,4 who had been

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