Medicine: Epilepsy Cure?

If a man suddenly gives a loud cry and falls to the ground with rolling eyes, dilated pupils and a countenance first pale, then livid, to lie there writhing as if in the clutches of an invisible but murderous wrestler who twists his head in a series of jerks toward one or other shoulder, screws his limbs, contorts his body—a demon who causes him to bite his own tongue, eject the contents of his bowels and bladder, to bubble at the mouth with foam until his aspect becomes so shocking that it may well...

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