The idea of epilepsy as a disease per Se

Eadie, Mervyn J. and Bladin, Peter F. (2010) The idea of epilepsy as a disease per Se. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 19 3: 209-220. doi:10.1080/09647040902802822

Author Eadie, Mervyn J.
Bladin, Peter F.
Title The idea of epilepsy as a disease per Se
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The idea of epilepsy as a disease per Se
Journal name Journal of the History of the Neurosciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-704X
Publication date 2010-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09647040902802822
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 209
End page 220
Total pages 12
Place of publication Hove, E Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Psychology Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract In the 1850s Delasiauve and Russell Reynolds independently introduced the idea that the previously more inclusive concept of "epilepsy" should be restricted to that of an idiopathic disease manifesting epileptic seizures not caused by detectable brain pathology. This idea was rather widely accepted, though with some modification, over much of the next century. However there was increasing opposition to the idea from those, including John Hughlings Jackson, who perceived that all epileptic seizures must be symptoms of underlying brain disease. With increasing identification of structural brain pathology in what had been regarded as instances of idiopathic epilepsy, the latter view has increasingly prevailed. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Keyword History of epilepsy
Epilepsy as a disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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