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The neurological founding fathers of the National Society for Epilepsy and of the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy.
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1993 Jun; 56(6):599-604.JN

Abstract

The National Society for Epilepsy is the largest epilepsy charity in the United Kingdom, and administers the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy. The Society was founded in London in 1892 and its first task was to establish an agricultural colony where people with epilepsy could live and work; and this was the origin of the Chalfont Centre. Recently, details of the early history of the Society have come to light showing that neurologists from the National Hospital, Queen Square were instrumental in its foundation. The meeting in which the society was constituted was held in the house of Thomas Buzzard, chaired by David Ferrier, and its first resolution was proposed by John Hughlings-Jackson. Other neurologists associated with its early history include William Gowers, Victor Horsley, Howard Tooth, and W Aldren Turner. In this paper we review the society's history and the light it throws on the attitudes to epilepsy and neurology in London in this exciting late Victorian period.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8509771

Citation

Sander, J W., et al. "The Neurological Founding Fathers of the National Society for Epilepsy and of the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy." Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, vol. 56, no. 6, 1993, pp. 599-604.
Sander JW, Barclay J, Shorvon SD. The neurological founding fathers of the National Society for Epilepsy and of the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1993;56(6):599-604.
Sander, J. W., Barclay, J., & Shorvon, S. D. (1993). The neurological founding fathers of the National Society for Epilepsy and of the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 56(6), 599-604.
Sander JW, Barclay J, Shorvon SD. The Neurological Founding Fathers of the National Society for Epilepsy and of the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1993;56(6):599-604. PubMed PMID: 8509771.
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