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History of Neurology: Seminal Citations
June 2001

Emergence of Temporal Lobe Surgery for Epilepsy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.



Arch Neurol. 2001;58(6):1011-1012. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.6.1011

In 1888, Hughlings Jackson1 reported a large series of patients from London, England, with

a variety of epilepsy . . . in which . . . "dream state" is a striking symptom. . . . There is not always loss, but there is, I believe, always, at least defect, of consciousness . . . [and in some cases] there are exceedingly complex and very purposive-seeming actions during continuing unconsciousness.

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