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Epilepsy: Electroclinical Syndromes

  • Hans Lüders
  • Ronald P. Lesser

Part of the Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System book series (CLIN.MED.NERV.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter Kellaway, Eli M. Mizrahi
    Pages 13-47
  3. Barbara F. Westmoreland, Manuel R. Gomez
    Pages 49-71
  4. Warren T. Blume
    Pages 73-92
  5. Gerald Erenberg, Harold H. Morris III
    Pages 93-104
  6. Manuel R. Gomez, Barbara F. Westmoreland
    Pages 105-129
  7. Dudley S. Dinner, Hans Lüders, Harold H. Morris III, Ronald P. Lesser
    Pages 131-149
  8. Bruce J. Fisch, Timothy A. Pedley
    Pages 151-185
  9. Hiroshi Shibasaki
    Pages 187-206
  10. A. David Rothner, Harold H. Morris III
    Pages 207-222
  11. Ronald P. Lesser, Hans Lüders, Dudley S. Dinner, Harold H. Morris III
    Pages 223-278
  12. Frank W. Sharbrough
    Pages 279-302
  13. Hans Lüders, Ronald P. Lesser, Dudley S. Dinner, Harold H. Morris III
    Pages 303-346
  14. Antonio V. Delgado-Escueta, David M. Treiman
    Pages 347-391
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 393-399

About this book

Introduction

Epilepsy is among the most common scourges afflicting the health of humankind and perhaps the most terrifying. In one form or another, it is suffered by one in everyone hundred people on earth, with a disproportionate prevalence at the early and late extremes of life. There is nothing sacred or sanctifying about it in spite of Hippoc­ rates' terming epilepsy "The Sacred Disease" in a famous treatise. There is nothing ennobling about it despite its occasional designa­ tion as a "noble disorder" by virtue of i ts having affected the likes of Alexander of Macedon, Julius Caesar and other persons of royal lineage. From time to time, epilepsy is hailed as a condition which is artistically inspirational; Fyodor Dostoyevsky's dependence on his own personal experience with complex partial epilepsy as a source of imagery in the transfiguration scenes of The Brothers Karamazov and as a source of experience in The Idiot is often cited in this respect. In fact, for all its victims in human history, epilepsy has been a sad burden which has disrupted and shortened life, causing suffering and castigation for the duration of their terrestrial journey.

Keywords

epilepsy health

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Lüders
    • 1
  • Ronald P. Lesser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1401-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1403-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1401-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-147X
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