JOSEPH A. MUFSON, M.D.; PAUL CHODOFF, M.D.
Recent electroencephalographic studies have thrown new light on the question of hereditary factors in epilepsy. Evidence has been presented which not only substantiates the long accepted view as to the importance of heredity in idiopathic epilepsy but also tends to break down the distinction which until now has divided convulsive states into idiopathic and symptomatic varieties. Strauss, Rahm, and Barrera,1 and Lowenbach2 have demonstrated an increased occurrence of cerebral dysrhythmia among supposedly normal relatives of epileptics. Lennox, Gibbs and Gibbs3 obtained abnormal tracings in 60 per cent of the relatives of 94 patients with convulsions and cerebral dysrhythmia, and found
MUFSON JA, CHODOFF P. CONVULSIONS IN PAGET'S DISEASE; ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHIC OBSERVATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:762–771. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-4-762
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(4):762-771.
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