The one fact which the Lamarckians can produce in their favour is the account of experiments by Brown-Sequard, in which he produced epilepsy in guinea-pigs by section of the large nerves or spinal cord, and in the course of which he was led to believe that in a few rare instances the artificially produced epilepsy and mutilation of the nerves was transmitted.
The oxide has been given in epilepsy and chorea.
Epilepsy itself is only inherited in a few very rare instances.
Its most striking success is in epilepsy, for which it is the specific remedy.
This is one of the group of medicines called anticonvulsants which are used to treat epilepsy.