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August 11, 1900

Clinical Studies in Epilepsy. From the Craig Colony for Epileptics at Sonyea, New York

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(6):370-371. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460320040026

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This volume is a reprint of three long articles from the Archives of Neurology and Psychopathology, a publication which we hope will not be discontinued. The first paper, covering more than one-half the book, treats of exhaustion paralysis associated with epilepsy. The author's conclusions are that the theory of exhaustion paralysis is proved both by physiologic experimentation and pathologic data. It is localized to parts participating in the local spasms or confined to those parts most convulsed in the general seizures. This rule will be found to be followed in the great majority of cases. The temporary paralysis may become permanent and it is not necessary to invoke any other state than exhaustion to explain it. It is essentially the exhaustion of cerebral centers, and the severity of the convulsions is not a fair index to its extent. True exhaustion cases dependent on infantile palsy are not common. The differential

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