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Title: Edward Henry Sieveking and the demise of essential epilepsy.
Austin Authors: Bladin, Peter F 
Affiliation: Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg 3084, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2008
Publication information: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 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 resum√© of Victorian era concepts and management of epilepsy. His important contributions to the understanding and management of this condition are discussed herein.
Gov't Doc #: 18272368
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2007.06.023
Journal: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Aged, 80 and over
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
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