The Genius of Self-promotion

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If Hippocrates helped medicine become a profession, and the Alexandrians showed that it can and should do research, then marketing taught her Galen-a man whose talent for PR was at least as much as his talent as a doctor. Galen was born in the II century, now our era, in one of the Greek provinces …

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Two Ways

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Although Hippocrates’s ideas were one of the first attempts to create a model of health and disease without the involvement of supernatural forces, his contemporaries did not take the step that now seems natural to us – did not hurry to get the knowledge that lay only at a distance of a knife blade, hidden …

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Occupational Medicine

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Thanks to the emergence of writing about medicine ancient Mesopotamia we know much more, than about priests prehistoric civilizations. Cuneiform clay tablets brought to us information about both the healers and the medicines they used, including methods of manufacture and prescriptions for use. It is in Mesopotamia that the first division of the ancient profession …

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Magical Treatment

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Magical ideas about the causes of the disease dictate the appropriate methods of treatment. If the disease can move into the body, why not try to force or cunning to drive it out of the patient? Historians and ethnographers have documented in detail the incredible ingenuity with which mankind has tried to move the disease …

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Basic Instinct

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One of the main myths of medicine is that it was invented by human civilization. In fact, it appeared long before us. We will never know who was the first living creature to resort to natural medicines, or what social animal first helped rid another member of its species of parasites. But we can be …

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Evolution of views on the importance of mental disorders in epilepsy for clinical and social prognosis

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Throughout the period of study of the clinic of mental disorders in epilepsy, there was a desire of researchers to identify two main features of these conditions: their structural features and duration. This trend remains dominant today. However, these two clinical signs are considered comparatively rarely in terms of their relationship with the main characteristics …

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Problem Hyperopic

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Of course, the parents of a child who has had an epileptic attack or has already been diagnosed with epilepsy, are concerned about many issues that they would like to discuss with the doctor. They are worried about the future of the child: how this disease will affect the fate of their daughter or son, …

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Causes of epilepsy

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Some forms of epilepsy, with characteristic clinical manifestations, always begin in childhood, and in certain years of the child’s life. Clinical manifestations of seizures in these forms of epilepsy are associated with immaturity of the brain. As you grow older, attacks of this type are no longer observed: they either pass or transform into other …

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Children with epilepsy, vaccinations

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Most vaccinations are no more dangerous for children with epilepsy than for healthy children! However, some vaccinations for children with epilepsy are contraindicated: vaccinations against whooping cough, diphtheria, typhoid, paratyphoid and cholera. Is DTP desirable to do TD. Often there are clinical situations when parents associate the debut of epilepsy with vaccination. It should be …

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Special problems in adolescents

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When a child reaches adolescence, parents meet with new problems. Adolescents often seek to “get out of parental control” and become independent, although they are not ready to take responsibility for their lives and health. In adolescence, the character often deteriorates, the child becomes bold and uncontrollable, tends to spend more time in the company …

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