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The Educational Treatment of Young Epileptics

  • G. E. Shuttleworth (a1)

I have thought that at the present time, when there is a prospect of systematic school provision being made for epileptic children in accordance with recent legislation, the attention of this Association might usefully be called to the necessities of the case.

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(1) Read at July Meeting of Medico-Psychological Association.

(2) The Epileptic and Crippled, London, Swan, Sonnenschein & Co.

(3) This would seem to be about the proportion existing in the London School Board jurisdiction, taking (in round numbers) 500 epileptics to 500,000 children scheduled for school attendance. Dr. Oswald Berkhan, in a paper, “Schools for Epileptic Children,” read before the International Congress on School Hygiene at Nuremberg, stated that in the Rhine provinces and Westphalia the proportion of epileptic school children to inhabitants had been ascertained by an official enumeration to be 2 to 10,000, as was also the case in Frankfort and Potsdam. On this basis the number of epileptic children to be provided for in England and Wales would be in excess of that stated in the text. In 1903, out of 16,830 children attending the public elementary schools of Brunswick 42 were epileptic (1 in 400).

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The Educational Treatment of Young Epileptics

  • G. E. Shuttleworth (a1)
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