Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Epilepsy: From the early civilizations to modern days

    MAS AhmedRidhwan Bin HassanLondon, United Kingdom Early civilizations Since ancient times epileptic seizures have been subject to paranormal and superstitious beliefs, ranging from demonic causes to divine intervention. Some of the earliest observations were made by the Babylonians, who among their stone slabs on medical diagnostics (1067–1046 BC) had one known as Sakkikumiqtu, which literally…