After the epileptic fit, several functions of the organism are found to be more or less modified; this has been noted, for instance, in respect of the mental state, the body-weight, the temperature, the blood, the urine. From a consideration of these facts the author was led to the inquiries recorded in this paper. He investigated the effect of the fit as regards three points: (1) resistance to the passage of the galvanic current; (2) the minimum current that will produce a muscular contraction; and (3) the character of the contraction recorded graphically. The experiments, which were made on sixteen epileptics, were carried out with minute precautions to secure that the conditions should be as far as possible identical; and note was taken in each case of the atmospheric state as regards moisture, pressure, and temperature. Verdin's myograph was employed, and the biceps of the left arm was selected for stimulation. Notes of each case are given, and the results are summarised in tabular form.
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