Medicine: Celluloid v. Epilepsy

By replacing a top section of an epileptic's skull with a piece of thick celluloid, Dr. Karl Winfield Ney claims to alleviate many cases of epilepsy. Last week Dr. Ney, 50, professor of neurosurgery at Manhattan's Homeopathic Medical College & Flower Hospital, told the Schenectady County Medical Society the why and how of his procedure.

During the War surgeons noticed that after head injuries many soldiers developed epilepsy. Dr. Ney and associates, first with the French Red Cross, later the American Expeditionary Forces, observed particularly that where the injury occurred the cortex and three...

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