Part IHistory, classification, and causes of epilepsy. 4

Chapter 1: Epilepsy from ancient times to the eighteenth century. 5

Chapter 2: Epilepsy from the nineteenth century to the present 24

Chapter 3: The investigation, classification, and causes of epilepsy. 52

Part II: Epilepsy in the arts. 65

Chapter 4: Epilepsy in literature and in authors. 66

Chapter 5: Epilepsy in works of art and in artists 96

Chapter 6: Epilepsy on the moving screen. 121

Chapter 7: Epilepsy in music and the theatre. 153

Part III: Epilepsy in the media. 178

Chapter 8: Epilepsy in print, online, and social media. 179

Chapter 9: Famous people with epilepsy. 200

Part IV: Epilepsy in society. 220

Chapter 10: Epilepsy, laws, and officialdom.. 221

Chapter 11: Epilepsy, behaviour, violence, and criminal law.. 241

Chapter 12: Stigmatization, discrimination, and social isolation. 267

Part V: Epilogue. 301

A personal account of living with epilepsy. 302

Figures. 323

Index. 334

Acknowledgments. 335

Illustration credits 336