'The Falling Sickness' in Literature

Jeffrey M. Jones, MD, Neurology of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Mich.

South Med J. 2000;93(12) 

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Society's understanding of epilepsy as reflected through literature has changed over time. The ancient belief that seizures were a supernatural force has given way to the present understanding that epilepsy represents a medical condition. The authors of these great works, some of whom had epilepsy, have enriched the understanding of how epilepsy affects people.


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