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August 6, 1892

EPILEPSY.Read by title in the Section of Practice of Medicine, at the Forty-third Annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(6):159-160. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420060013001c

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Admitting that from the time of Aristotle, when a knowledge of the structure and functions of the human body first began to be cultivated systematically, down to the present day the demonstrator of morbid anatomy has not lived who can point with unerring finger to the cause of epilepsy; admitting, too, that of more than eight millions of the world's people, whom statistics prove to be epileptics, perhaps less than one third are curable; yet we claim that in our thirty years' experience, both in Europe and in the United States, we have not been without some measure of success in the treatment of epileptics who continue to report themselves free from fits.

In response to a request for a chapter from our own experience in the treatment of epilepsy, leaving its etiology, pathology and history to fhe many able medical writers of the day, we purpose giving a brief

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