Development of surgical therapy of epilepsy at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Abstract

Wilder Penfield's development of surgical methods for treating focal cerebral seizures, beginning with his early work in Montreal in 1928, is reviewed. The reliance on seizure pattern and focal brain pathology was enormously enhanced by the advent of EEG and direct electrical recording from the cortex during surgery. The recognition in the early 1950's of… (More)

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