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The Extra-Cerebral Causes of Epilepsy*

Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(1):104-107. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-2-1-104
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A neurologist is consulted perhaps more frequently in regard to epilepsy than any other disease. At least, that has been my experience. Therefore the subject of the extra-cerebral causes of epilepsy is not without interest. As a preparation for this paper one of my assistants looked up the subject in various text books and more recent papers, and the number and variety of causes is astonishing. From this list it would seem that any cause may produce fits, for every disease and every possibility has been mentioned in the literature.

In view of this fact I thought it would be



epilepsy ; brain

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