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Title: Edward Henry Sieveking and the demise of essential epilepsy.
Authors: Bladin, Peter F
Affiliation: Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg 3084, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2008
Citation: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 2008; 15(4): 382-8
Abstract: Edward Henry Sieveking, eminent London physician of Victorian times, is best known as the speaker at the historic meeting at which the chairman, Sir Charles Locock, seem to overshadow him in announcing the introduction of bromide--the first effective anti-convulsant. But in fact Sieveking had announced a most important conceptual advance in epileptology--the demise of "essential epilepsy". In addition his book, published soon after and based upon his lecture, is an important historical resumé of Victorian era concepts and management of epilepsy. His important contributions to the understanding and management of this condition are discussed herein.
Internal ID Number: 18272368
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2007.06.023
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Aged, 80 and over
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
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