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dc.contributor.authorBladin, Peter Fen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-16T00:53:18Z
dc.date.available2015-05-16T00:53:18Z
dc.date.issued2011-06-30en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Clinical Neuroscience 2011; 18(8): 1038-43en
dc.identifier.govdoc21719295en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/11299en
dc.description.abstractThe development of the electroencephalogram and its use in the study of epilepsy supplied the research team of William Lennox and Frederic (Frederick) Gibbs at Harvard University with an entirely new method of studying the epileptic activity of the brain. The abnormal activity, thought to be a "dysrhythmia", seemed to indicate a central role for inheritance in this condition, and there seemed a more considerable penetration of inheritable epileptic tendency in the community than at first thought. Lennox, who had a long-held interest in eugenics, felt that further study was needed and this he undertook in his famous "Twin Series" exploring epilepsy in identical and non-identical twin pairs. Frederic and Erna Gibbs, however, went on to study the electrical activity accompanying various clinical seizure types. These were the early days of electroencephalography, and mistaken over-emphasis given to various forms of non-specific slower components introduced conceptual errors in both areas of research. However, the overall results of this pioneering research provided very significant advances in epileptology.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherAgeden
dc.subject.otherAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.otherCerebral Cortex.physiopathologyen
dc.subject.otherElectroencephalographyen
dc.subject.otherEpilepsy.etiology.history.pathologyen
dc.subject.otherHistory, 19th Centuryen
dc.subject.otherHistory, 20th Centuryen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherMaleen
dc.subject.otherNeurology.history.methodsen
dc.titlePioneering concepts in epileptology: the cerebral dysrhythmia of Frederic Gibbs (1903-92) and William Lennox (1884-1960).en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of Clinical Neuroscienceen
dc.identifier.affiliationComprehensive Epilepsy Programme, Department of Neurology, Austin Health, Locked Bag 25, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australiaen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jocn.2010.12.051en
dc.description.pages1038-43en
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21719295en
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
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