The Surgical Treatment of “Focal” Epilepsy: An Inquiry into Current Premises, Their Implementation and the Criteria Employed in Reporting Results

@article{Meyers1954TheST,
  title={The Surgical Treatment of “Focal” Epilepsy: An Inquiry into Current Premises, Their Implementation and the Criteria Employed in Reporting Results},
  author={Russell Meyers},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1954},
  volume={C3}
}
  • R. Meyers
  • Published 1 November 1954
  • Medicine
  • Epilepsia
The purpose of this paper is three-fold: ( 1 ) to record the generally disappointing character of results obtained in the author’s series of cases of “focal” epilepsy subjected during a fifteen year period to extirpation of cortical regions regarded as epileptogenous zones; (2 ) to inquire into the validity of certain current premises upon which the rationale of such operations appears to rest, with a view to pointing up some theoretic and practical reasons responsible for surgical failures… 

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