Epilepsy-- Its Symptoms, Treatment, and Relation to Other Chronic Convulsive Diseases

Epilepsy-- Its Symptoms, Treatment, and Relation to Other Chronic Convulsive Diseases

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...that thirteen of twenty exhibited their failure of health at less than four years' duration. Where, however, on the contrary, marked organic deterioration is present, it is relatively more common to find a prolonged duration of the disease than it is in those groups which exhibit little or no impairment of the general health. 199 IV. The Consequences Of Epilepsy. Upon this subject much has been written, but care does not appear to me to have been taken in order to separate the consequences of epilepsy from those which may be due to other diseases; neither have the conditions which accompany epilepsy been shown to be consequences of that affection. It is true that in many epileptics more or less disturbance is found in one or the other, or in all of the great divisions of vitality: in one the mind suffers, in another the general health is impaired, in a third there are evidences of disordered motility, whereas in a fourth there may be combinations of any two or more of these derangements, and in a fifth there may be no deviation that is apparent from perfect health. But it has been assumed, when any of these disturbances are found, and especially when they exist in the region of mind, that they are the "consequences" of the attacks. This has been done, in my opinion, without sufficient evidence; and it appears to me extremely difficult to ascertain what are, or may be, the consequences of the disease. If we refer to authorities, but little satisfactory information. can be gained. M. Sandras observes that, "Ce n'est que quand le desordre est arrive a un certain degre que le trouble cerebral s'ajoute aux autres miseres de cet etat... la maladie nerveuse epileptique ne trouble pas serieusement l'intelligence... et que celle-ci n'est...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552091
  • 9781236552099