FREDERIC A. GIBBS, M.D.
A drug that is good for one type of epileptic seizure may be bad for another; for example, Dilantin is an excellent anticonvulsant, but in many cases it increases the number and severity of petit mal seizures, and Tridione, which is often dramatically effective against petit mal, may increase the number of grand mal. Thus, in order to proceed as rationally as possible with the treatment of an epileptic patient, the type or types of epileptic seizure should be classified. The major types of epileptic seizure and the drugs which are beneficial in their treatment are shown in table 1.
GIBBS FA. NEW DRUGS OF VALUE IN THE TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY1. Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:548–554. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-4-548
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(4):548-554.
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