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Title: The threshold of the new epileptology: Dr Lennox at the London Congress, 1935.
Austin Authors: Bladin, Peter F 
Affiliation: Comprehensive Epilepsy Programme, Department of Neurology, Austin Health, Locked Bag 25, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2009
Publication information: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2009; 17(1): 16-21
Abstract: By the time that Dr William Lennox presented his discovery of the diagnostic electrical signature of brain electrical activity in epileptic seizures at the 2nd International Neurology Congress, held in London in 1935, research in epileptology had become mired in conceptual confusion. Not only had the vain quest for extracerebral seizure triggers resulted in decades of negative research, but outrĂ© theories such as autointoxication and psychoanalysis had severely damaged and confused the conceptual approach to this condition. Lennox and the Harvard team, in applying the novel technology of electroencephalography helped to clear up this confusion radically. His landmark contribution and the confusion into which epilepsy research had been diverted at that time, is worthy of examination--for this was indeed the threshold of new era of epileptology.
Gov't Doc #: 19913431
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2008.12.033
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Biochemistry.history
Brain Chemistry.physiology
Congresses as Topic.history
History, 20th Century
Models, Neurological
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