Jackson, Todd, and the concept of "discharge" in epilepsy.

  title={Jackson, Todd, and the concept of "discharge" in epilepsy.},
  author={Edward H. Reynolds},
  volume={48 11},
PURPOSE To explore the historical origins of the modern concept of electrical discharges in the brain in epilepsy. METHODS I have examined the writings of Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911) and Robert Bentley Todd (1809-1860), especially their Lumleian Lectures on convulsive disorders to the Royal College of Physicians of 1890 and 1849, respectively; and also the influence of Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) on the former and Michael Faraday (1791-1867) on the latter. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS Contrary to… CONTINUE READING

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