Medical advancements in diagnosis and treatment of the epilepsies have changed the epileptic's life dramatically. Approximately twenty years ago, society began to understand the effect of these advancements. Thereafter, some changes in anachronistic laws occurred almost immediately. But, although initial changes occurred, the epileptic, nevertheless, is unnecessarily set apart. If the epileptic ever is to exercise the rights and privileges of full citizenship, the adjustment of social response to medical fact must continue.
Gerard Smolin Jr.,
The Epilepsies: Their Effect on the Biological Family, the State-Decreed Family, and Civil Liability in California,
San Diego L. Rev.
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