Medicine: Epileptic Cure?

At the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Dr. Eleanor C. Jones injected into the spinal column of a seven-year-old epileptic boy a newly developed drug—luminal. She claimed that the epileptic had been virtually cured—he no longer has eight or ten convulsions per day.

Luminal, developed in Germany during the last ten years, belongs to the same chemical group of drugs as chloral and veronal. Hitherto it has been regarded only as a sedative, a depressant of the nervous system, injected through the mouth or veins.

In recent years epilepsy has been more generally associated...

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