[The presentation of disease and medicine in film. Film stereotypes of epilepsy].

@article{Maio2001ThePO,
  title={[The presentation of disease and medicine in film. Film stereotypes of epilepsy].},
  author={Giovanni Maio},
  journal={Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie},
  year={2001},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          138-45
        }
}
Our presentation examines historical changes in the contextualisation of epilepsy by the media. In movies, one may note a particularly long-lasting predominance of traditional complexes of the significance of epilepsy. Epilepsy as an hereditary disease, as a degenerative illness, as a cause of criminality. These are the motifs, established myths, which lived on in movies long beyond the time at which scientific opinion had distanced itself from them. A radical change in the manner of… CONTINUE READING

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