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Historical Introduction

  • H. H. Jasper

Abstract

Epilepsy, known in ancient times as The Sacred Disease, was long thought to be due to evil spirits or to evil humors affecting the brain. Hippocrates described patients whose convulsive movements began on the side of the body opposite to that of a head injury, and thus introduced over two thousand years ago, the idea of focal or partial seizures.

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Cerebral Cortex Brain Stem Generalize Seizure Functional Anatomy Generalize Epilepsy 
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