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Shackling a demon – Doctors Of International repute at the global seminar on epilepsy

Others | Oct 16, 1995

Epilepsy is no longer the demon it used to be. At the end of a century which saw dramatic improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of this very common human ailment, epileptologists are downplaying epilepsy as a very manageable condition. This was one of the most reassuring meassages that came through at an international seminar on ‘a holistic approach to the management of epilepsy’ held at the Bangalore Children’s Hospital recently.

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