The seizures of Peter Alexeevich=Peter the Great, Father of Modern Russia

  title={The seizures of Peter Alexeevich=Peter the Great, Father of Modern Russia},
  author={J. R. Hughes},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  • J. R. Hughes
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
This article deals with the seizures of Tsar Peter the Great, Father of Modern Russia. At the age of 10 in 1682, he witnessed the very brutal deaths of two men who were close to his family and the hacking of these men to pieces, directly in front of him. This savagery could have left scars, explaining possible psychogenic seizures. Also, such great quantities of alcohol were consistently consumed by this giant of a man at 6 ft 8 in. that alcohol withdrawal seizures would also seem possible… Expand
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