EPILEPSY: ITS TREATMENT, HYGIENIC, MEDICINAL AND SURGICAL

DANIEL R. BROWER
1903 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
The medicolegal relations of epilepsy cover such a wide field that it is important to understand what we mean by the term before we attempt a classification of those conditions present in epilepsy, which may have a legal bearing or present a legal aspect. Such relations would imply that, any act of the epileptic which interfered with the welfare of another, or jeopardized the welfare of the epileptic himself, might bring him within the cognizance of the law, to determine, first, as to the
more » ... st, as to the nature of the act; next, how far it was habitual under similar circumstances; then the extent to which the epileptic was capable to, and did
doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490030009002b fatcat:7ewcjz7axvdqhlxp65555sd4fi