The End of Epilepsy?: A history of the modern era of epilepsy research 1860-2010

The End of Epilepsy?: A history of the modern era of epilepsy research 1860-2010

Dieter Schmidt and Simon Shorvon
Oxford University Press, 2016
ISBN-10: 0198725906; ISBN-13: 9780198725909
208 pages

Description

Epilepsy is more than just a physical condition, the fact of simply having epileptic seizures, it has cultural, geographic and historical meaning and significance which go beyond that of a neurological disorder, and which defy a single perspective. The End of Epilepsy? is a beautifully illustrated, authoritative, and engaging history of medical developments during the modern era of epilepsy, which began with the introduction of Bromides and Hughlings-Jacksons definition of epilepsy in 1860.

Table of Contents

1: What is epilepsy?
2: Attitudes
3: The pharmaceutical phoenix rises
4: Modern blockbusters
5: Resecting epilepsy
6: The dark side of epilepsy
7: Culs-de-sac and bureaucracies
8: Is the end of epilepsy in sight?
Appendix: Dating epilepsy
Index

 

 

 

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