[Concept and historical evolution of epilepsy in pre-Colombian and Viceregency Peru].

  title={[Concept and historical evolution of epilepsy in pre-Colombian and Viceregency Peru].},
  author={G. Cruz-Campos},
  journal={Revista de neurologia},
  volume={27 159},
INTRODUCTION We review and discuss beliefs regarding epilepsy, known in the Quechua language as sonko-nanay (disease of the heart). An overall view given by the indigenous people allows an outline to be drawn of tradition in Peru. DEVELOPMENT This includes Quechua mythological beliefs, with understandable names and/or analogy with the different types of crises according to modern diagnostic classification, methods of treatment under the three different systems of government as well as real… Expand
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