John Libbey Eurotext

Prognosis in nonconvulsive status epilepticus Volume 2, numéro 4, Décembre 2000

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224.
  • Page(s) : 185-94
  • Année de parution : 2001

Historical considerations In ancient times and in the middle ages, epilepsy (with convulsions) was believed by some to represent inhabitation by demons, evil, or even by some, divine spirits. With the coming of the "Age of Reason", and with better clinical descriptions based on patient observation, an organic underpinning to epilepsy was inferred for seizures and epilepsy. Gowers in England [8] and Charcot in France [9] postulated that [...]