Epilepsy and two evolving societies

The Lancet Neurology

Published: 09 May 2017
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(17)30164-3

Autor: Adrian Burton

The UK Epilepsy Society is 125 years old. Now a leader in research and patient support, the history of this once ‘home for such epileptic persons as are capable of work’ opens a window onto wider society’s changing understanding of, and attitude towards, epilepsy. Adrian Burton investigates.

The Epilepsy Society is celebrating its 125th year. One of the oldest of UK charities, it has evolved from a Victorian-era care home for people with epilepsy deemed well enough to work, into a world leader in epilepsy research, an information support hub empowering the country’s…

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