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Reflections on a life in epilepsy. Evolution of epileptology in Australia: Early days

      I have been asked reflect upon “my life in epilepsy”. In brief it is a story of an early interest in neurology, an engagement in the phenomenon of epilepsy, and the great good fortune to establish neurology in a newly established teaching hospital in Melbourne, Australia. In the process of this project the foundation of a number of special programs in neurology included a Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. The wide interest engendered by this finally led to establishment of such programs on a national basis and the entry of Australia into the international epilepsy movement, the ILAE. The process overall, however, was lengthy and complex.
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