John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

Infantile spasms: the original description of Dr West Volume 3, issue 1, Mars 2001

Author
Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Page(s) : 47-8
  • Published in: 2001

EDITORIAL NOTE - This letter, that was a call for help about his on to the medical profession and was to become a classic of childhood epileptology, appeared in The Lancet 130 years ago. We present here the full text of Dr West's original letter that gives a vivid clinical description of what was to become known, over a century later as West's syndrome, followed by a commentary by Dr Roderick Duncan.