Medicine: Electricity for Epileptics

Many of the world's famous and infamous men have been epileptics: St. Paul, Mohammed, Moses, Luther, Loyola, Alexander, Caesar, Peter the Great (see BOOKS), Napoleon and possibly Hitler.-In the Medical Record, Brooklyn's Dr. Edward Podolsky explains why epilepsy may be a spur to greatness. Epileptic fits result from a disturbed electrical equilibrium in the brain. Electrical energy continually piles up in the cortex (brain covering), is discharged at irregular intervals in fits. Many epileptics are nobodies, but the brilliant ones drive themselves like maniacs while the energy piles higher & higher.

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