Sonko-Nanay and epilepsy among the Incas

  title={Sonko-Nanay and epilepsy among the Incas},
  author={Jorge G. Burneo},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  • J. Burneo
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
The ancient American Inca culture was characterized by great cultural and organizational achievements. Medicine was also highly developed and epilepsy was a well-recognized disorder. Spanish chroniclers have given insightful accounts of the native point of view. Sonko-Nanay, a term that possibly refers to an epileptic event, is discussed in this article. 

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