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Epilepsy

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Notes = A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy).,Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 4227 Collections and/or Records:

Cure for 'falling sickness' [epilepsy], September 1909

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/157
Scope and Contents Cure for 'falling sickness' [epilepsy] in which a 'famh' [mole] is held 'up above your breath till it dies - held up by the hind leg til it dies'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note about 'striking the dearna', June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/219
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Striking the dearna to revive a person in a fit so also in C[ailleach] an Dudain.'

Note of a cure for falling sickness, September 1909

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/84
Scope and Contents Note which states that sacrificing a black cat or a black cock is a cure for falling sickness [epilepsy]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note that juniper berries are 'successful for epilepsy', September

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/158
Scope and Contents Note that juniper berries are 'successful for epilepsy'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Notice for a meeting of the Edinburgh Hunterian Medical Society, 3 November 1841

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Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0035
Scope and Contents A rare notice announcing the resuming of meetings of the Edinburgh Hunterian Medical Society. It advertises the lectures of Dr. Lonsdale, Dr. Bates (on epilepsy) and Dr. Mackay (on dystentery) at a meeting of the 1841 Edinburgh Hunterian Medical Society, held at Societies' Hall at Edinburgh University on the 3rd of November 1841.The handbill reads as follows: "This society will resume its meetings on Wednesday by the 10th November 1841. After an address from the President, an Essay "On the...

PR1.102, 1928

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Identifier: LHB1 CC/20/PR1.102
Scope and Contents Typed case summaries, notes and correspondence relating to male patient from Scotland (outside Edinburgh and the Lothians), aged 13 at first examination in 1928. Conditions mentioned include: epilepsy. No treatment given. Patient discharged.

PR1.102, 1928

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Identifier: LHB1 CC/20/PR1.102
Scope and Contents Typed case summaries, notes and correspondence relating to male patient from Scotland (outside Edinburgh and the Lothians), aged 13 at first examination in 1928. Conditions mentioned include: epilepsy. No treatment given. Patient discharged.

PR1.103, 1928-1940

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Identifier: LHB1 CC/20/PR1.103
Scope and Contents Typed case summaries, notes, reports, nurses' report books, drawings, newspaper clipping, charts and correspondence relating to male from Edinburgh and the Lothians, aged 21 at first examination in 1928. Conditions mentioned include: head injury; epilepsy; intracranial haemorrhage; seizures; and hemianaesthesia. Surgical and nonsurgical treatment given. Patient discharged.

PR1.105, 1928

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Identifier: LHB1 CC/20/PR1.105
Scope and Contents Notes and correspondence relating to female patientfrom Edinburgh and the Lothians, aged 42 at first examination in 1928. Conditions mentioned include: epilepsy; and seizures. No treatment given. Patient discharged.

PR1.1056, 1935-1953

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Identifier: LHB1 CC/20/PR1.1056
Scope and Contents Typed case summary, photographs and correspondence relating to male patient from Great Britain (excluding Scotland) aged 4 at first examination in 1935. Conditions mentioned include: glioma; head injury; exophthalmos; headache; and epilepsy. Surgical and nonsurgical treatment given. Patient discharged.