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Epilepsia. 1994 Jul-Aug;35(4):903-5.

Charles Dickens and epilepsy.

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University of Natal Medical School, Durban, South Africa.

Abstract

Through some characters in his novels, Charles Dickens recorded observations on the nature of epileptic seizures, their causes and provocation, and their consequences. Three of his main characters, Monks, Guster, and Bradley Headstone, had seizures which Dickens realistically described.

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