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  • n. Plural form of epileptic.


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  • In 1915, Lincoln reported that nearly all of its incoming patients were designated feebleminded; roughly 20 percent were classified as epileptics; and some 27 percent of its overall population was "in various stages of tubercular involvement."

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  • This constitutes a numerous class in every large community, and includes the criminal, the drunkard, and the pauper, and many defectives such as epileptics and imbeciles.

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  • It is rather strange that in these recklessly confident lists of eminent "epileptics" we fail to find the one man of distinguished genius whom perhaps we are justified in regarding as a true epileptic.

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  • If people who are blind prefer not to be referred to as a "the blind" and people who have epilepsy quite reasonably don't want to be called "epileptics" then should those of us who are not in these groups get all bothered by their "disgraceful assault on our right to speak as we see fit"?

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  • In 1882 Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, and in 1907, the Dillingham Commission tightened the medical requirements for admission, dividing physically and mentally “defective” immigrants into three classes: idiots, imbeciles, epileptics, the feeble-minded, the insane, and those subject to tuberculosis or a dangerous disease.

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  • Genesius, considered a martyr for the faith, is also a patron saint of comedians, dancers, clowns, musicians, stenographers, epileptics and torture victims.

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  • There certainly was some area of overlap between that state of mind and what epileptics report; do they all derive from, or are they connected to, some specific thing neuroscientists can point to?

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  • Still, I think I've managed to weed out the epileptics in my audience.

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  • What leads me to think she may be right is that the reactions I had to certain medications in my teen years are very much in line with typical epileptic reactions to 'em, which is why they are never ever prescribed for epileptics.


  • But I think that epileptics would feel that sense of disorientation after an attack.

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