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The epileptology of William Aldren Turner.
J Clin Neurosci. 2006 Jan; 13(1):9-13.JC

Abstract

William Aldren Turner (1864-1945), in his day Physician to the National Hospital, Queen Square, and to King's College Hospital, London, was one of the major figures in the world of epileptology in the period between Hughlings Jackson in the latter part of the 19th century and the advent of electroencephalography in the 1930s. Although he also made contributions to knowledge in other areas of neurology, and with Grainger Stewart wrote a competent textbook on that subject, Turner's main professional interest throughout his career seems to have been epilepsy. On the basis of a series of earlier, rather heavily statistical, personal publications dealing with various aspects of the disorder, he authored what became a well-accepted monograph entitled Epilepsy - a study of the idiopathic disorder, which appeared in 1907, and he also gave the 1910 Morison lectures in Edinburgh on the topic. His writings on epilepsy over a period of three decades consolidated knowledge rather than led to significant advances, but helped maintain interest in the disorder during a rather long fallow phase in the development of the understanding of its nature.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. M.Eadie@mailbox.uq.edu.au

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16321536

Citation

Eadie, M J.. "The Epileptology of William Aldren Turner." Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, vol. 13, no. 1, 2006, pp. 9-13.
Eadie MJ. The epileptology of William Aldren Turner. J Clin Neurosci. 2006;13(1):9-13.
Eadie, M. J. (2006). The epileptology of William Aldren Turner. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 13(1), 9-13.
Eadie MJ. The Epileptology of William Aldren Turner. J Clin Neurosci. 2006;13(1):9-13. PubMed PMID: 16321536.
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