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various stigmata are indications that epilepsy is not due solely to excess of uric acid, hyperpyremia or auto-intoxication. Diet may modify or reduce the number of attacks, but it does not cure. It has been claimed that an excessive amount of meat increases the attacks and that a farinaceous diet diminishes them, but a vegetarian diet has not proved satisfactory. Salt starvation is occasionally useful, but there is some risk of bromism. In half a dozen cases he has tried a purin-free diet withdoi:10.1056/nejm190609271551311 fatcat:xwvryjkwirac5dwfmqmwrabaoa