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THE BASIS OF EPILEPSY.

THE BASIS OF EPILEPSY. The author presents his views regarding the nature of epilepsy in the form of a short monograph. Except for a small number of quotations from the autopsy reports of Echeverria (1870), the data presented are taken from numerous cases studied by the author himself. Epilepsy is looked on as a disease entity with protean manifestations due to disease of the sympathetic neurons. Various vasomotor phenomena are described as being signs of the disease. "White spots," due to overactive vasoconstrictor nerves, are described as occurring spontaneously over the face and arms of certain patients. All epileptic patients are said to respond abnormally to stroking of the skin. A special instrument ("vasomotor tester") is described for testing the vasomotor reflexes. It is claimed that the diagnosis can be made in the incipient or the preconvulsive stage by the tests outlined, and that "the malady has proven generally curable in that stage." Treatment http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

THE BASIS OF EPILEPSY.

American journal of diseases of children , Volume 40 (6) – Dec 1, 1930

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1930 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940060219023
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Abstract

The author presents his views regarding the nature of epilepsy in the form of a short monograph. Except for a small number of quotations from the autopsy reports of Echeverria (1870), the data presented are taken from numerous cases studied by the author himself. Epilepsy is looked on as a disease entity with protean manifestations due to disease of the sympathetic neurons. Various vasomotor phenomena are described as being signs of the disease. "White spots," due to overactive vasoconstrictor nerves, are described as occurring spontaneously over the face and arms of certain patients. All epileptic patients are said to respond abnormally to stroking of the skin. A special instrument ("vasomotor tester") is described for testing the vasomotor reflexes. It is claimed that the diagnosis can be made in the incipient or the preconvulsive stage by the tests outlined, and that "the malady has proven generally curable in that stage." Treatment

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1930

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