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Title: The treatment of the epileptic insane by the administration of borax, belladonna, bromide of camphor, and bromide of potassium
Author: Veitch, John Ogilvie
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1906
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Almost as far back as we have records of events the story of the disease called Epilepsy reaches. Long before Medicine, as we know it at the present day, took the shape which separated it from Witchcraft and Sorcery, civil writings incidentally spoke of it, or gave it a name which in its meaning described the affection. Long before the time of Galen. and Hippocrates we find mention of its character, and the famous Greek just mentioned has described it with characteristic accuracy which seems true to the disease as it was hundreds of years ago. Almost every century since their time has borne in its Medical Annals some account cf its symptoms, and probably no disease has given rise to more discussion, both medical and otherwise, than Epilepsy. On account of its coming on in people publicly it was a well-known disease, and all manner of drugs were tried, but until the last century not much could be done for the disease, medicinally.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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