Exact observations on epileptic seizures of reflex origin are extremely rare. No electroencephalographic studies in this field have been reported. The observations in the following case, besides presenting interesting clinical and electroencephalographic findings, furnish information on some central mechanisms and therapeutic possibilities.
REPORT OF A CASE
—A white woman aged 33 was admitted for special study to the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Hospital on Oct. 26, 1937, from Craig Colony, Sonyea, N. Y., to which she had been committed on July 24, 1929. The family history was irrelevant. There was nothing suggesting epileptic or epileptoid heredity. The facts in the personal history seemingly related to the condition under study were numerous. The patient was born after a normal pregnancy and delivery on June 1, 1904. She had pneumonia at the age of 15 months. When 18 months old she had a convulsion lasting several hours, during which
Strauss H. JACKSONIAN SEIZURES OF REFLEX ORIGIN. Arch NeurPsych. 1940;44(1):140–152. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1940.02280070148008
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