Medicine: Epileptic Brain Waves

Most persons have seen one or more of the estimated 500,000 epileptics in the U. S. throw a fit. The fit may be mild and quick—a momentary rigidity during which the epileptic grows pallid and drops whatever is in his hands. Or the fit may be a grand mal, the epileptic uttering a loud shout and dropping like a log to the ground, face pale, eyes rolling, hands clenched, legs spread stiffly. After a few seconds, the epileptic's face goes dusky. He begins to jerk his arms, legs and body, roll his head, clamp...

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