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dc.contributor.authorBladin, Peter F.*
dc.description.abstractIn an era when patients with refractory were managed in mental asylums in the colonial days of Victoria, Australia, the opinion of the administration was that such patients seemed have a benign prognosis. However the decision to collect all female epileptics in the colony and manage them in the Ballarat Mental Hospital, effected in 1901, allowed scrutiny of the progress of a cohort of 96 patients over the first seventeen years of the twentieth century, thereby revealing that under asylum conditions no less than a third of their number died as the result of status epilepticus. The results of this survey and the reasons for such an outcome are discussed.en
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dc.titleStatus epilepticus, the grim reaper of the mental health system in early Victoria.en
dc.typeJournal Article*
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleJournal of Clinical Neuroscienceen
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdam, Netherlandsen
dc.subject.healththesaurusBALLARAT HEALTH SERVICES - HISTORYen
dc.subject.healththesaurusBALLARAT MENTAL HOSPITALen
dc.subject.healththesaurusBRAIN DISEASESen
dc.subject.healththesaurusSEIZURES, CONVULSIVEen
dc.subject.healththesaurusSTATUS EPILEPTICUSen
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