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November 17, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(20):1707. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650200057026

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Care and Treatment of Epileptics  Dr. P. Avramescu, neurologist, gave a short address before the Bucharest Medical Society on the care and treatment of epileptics. He remarked that society is responsible for the conditions that give rise to epilepsy, and it is the duty of society at large to care for the unfortunate victims. According to him, more than 85 per cent, of epilepsy is inherited. and alcoholism in the parents is responsible for many cases. It has been said that not less than one in every three children of alcoholic parents suffers from epilepsy. Colonization is the only way in which epileptics can be cared for properly. Heretofore, for the most part, they have been shut up with the insane in central Europe, a state of affairs that is unfair to both classes of patients. Most physicians admit that, with rare exceptions, purely medical or surgical treatment is of

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