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Marriage and Hereditariness of Epileptics

  • M. G. Echeverria (a1)

Arethæus asserts that several physicians, and among them the famous Asclepiades, observed that venery cures epilepsy developed at the age of puberty. The same opinion was professed by Scribonius Largus, and, with these authors, the corruption of retained semen originated the spasmodic malady in such cases, Alfarins à Cruce, commenting on these primitive ideas, contends that, in similar instances, the change of age effects the cure improperly attributed to venery. His pupil Sinibaldi, declares venery powerless against fits, exploding after the age of fifteen, especially in adults, or individuals of an advanced or old age. But in epilepsy à putrescent, upon seminal retention, venery may prove of such great moment as to occasion altogether its cure.

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We are glad that Dr. Bacon has, by resuscitating this practice, drawn fresh attention to it. See Eeport of the Cambridge Meeting in “Notes and News.”—[Eds].

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