Seizure historical perspective
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The term 'seizure' is derived from a Greek word that means 'to take hold'. Epilepsy was first described by Hippocrates in Ancient Greece (460–377 B.C.). Until the 18th century, epilepsy was considered an idiopathic disease originating in the brain. The foundation of the modern knowledge of epilepsy was through the work of William Cullen and Samuel A. In the 20th century, rapid development in medical imaging occurred with development in brain CT, brain MRI, and PET scan.
- The term 'seizure' is derived from a Greek word that means 'to take hold'.
- Different words have been used interchangeably in historical texts, such as epilepsy, epileptic seizure, attack, or convulsion.
- Epilepsy has been mentioned in many documents and texts throughout history including:
- Babylonians (2000 years B.C)
- Egyptians (1700 years B.C.)
- Greeks (5–4th century B.C.)
- Indian (Ayurveda)
- Iranian (Avicenna)
- Epilepsy was first described by Hippocrates in Ancient Greece (460–377 B.C.).
- Until the 18th century, epilepsy was considered an idiopathic disease originating in the brain.
- The foundation of the modern knowledge of epilepsy was through the work of William Cullen and Samuel A. Tissot.
- In the 19th century, with the emphasis on classification, etiology, pathophysiology, and localization the understanding of epilepsy increased.
- In the 20th century, rapid development in medical knowledge happened.
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