Cortical epileptogenesis - Hughlings Jackson and his predecessors

Eadie, Mervyn J. (2007) Cortical epileptogenesis - Hughlings Jackson and his predecessors. Epilepsia, 48 11: 2010-2015. doi:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2007.01163.x


Author Eadie, Mervyn J.
Title Cortical epileptogenesis - Hughlings Jackson and his predecessors
Journal name Epilepsia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-9580
1528-1167
Publication date 2007-11-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2007.01163.x
Volume 48
Issue 11
Start page 2010
End page 2015
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 110904 Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Formatted abstract
Aim:
To trace the concept that the cerebral cortex is the site of epileptogenesis before Hughlings Jackson published the idea in 1870 in the paper "A study of convulsions" which marks the beginning of modern epileptology.

Method:
Perusal of 19th century English language medical literature.

Result:
The existence of cortical epileptogenesis was postulated by Richard Bright in 1831 and 1836, touched on by Robert Bentley Todd in 1849, and rediscovered independently by Samuel Wilks in 1866. Wilks's idea probably became known to both John Thompson Dickson and John Hughlings Jackson and was then developed further, particularly by Jackson.

Conclusion:

The thought of Samuel Wilks probably played a more important role in the origins of modern epileptology than has sometimes been appreciated.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Wilks
Bright
Jackson
Dickson
Todd
Cortical epileptogenesis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Critical review and invited commentary

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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