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Gowers makes clear (17), Jackson’s concept of discharge was a vague one of a discharge of energy, as for example in a bent pin or spring. Jackson supposed the “liberation of energy during rapid decomposition (katabolism) of some matter in, or part of, those cells”. As a philosopher physician it is doubtful if Jackson had any significant grasp of electromagnetism in an era before the discovery of the human EEG. In fact, it was only about this time that Caton first discovered the EEG in rabbits, cats and monkeys (18). But it was not until 52 years later, in 1929, that Berger reported the discovery of the human EEG (19). This led rapidly to the confirmation that seizures were the result of electrical discharges in the brain, for example by Lennox at the 1935 Neurological Congress in London where he also finally laid to rest the still widely believed vascular theories of epilepsy (20). In 1952 Hodgkin & Huxley (21) made the Nobel Prizewinning discoveries of the ionic basis of Todd’s nervous polarity/force. Interestingly,
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  • Fall '15
  • Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy, human EEG, especially intractable seizures, extent newer drugs

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