The mystery of the Doctor's son, or the riddle of West syndrome.
SourceNeurology, 58, 6, (2002), pp. 953-955
Article / Letter to editor
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SW OZ DCC SMN
SW OZ NICI CO
SubjectPathophysiology of Brain and Behaviour; Pathofysiologie van Hersenen en Gedrag
Although the eponym "West syndrome" is used widely for infantile spasms, the originators of the term and the time frame of its initial use are not well known. This article provides historical details about Dr. West, about his son who had infantile spasms, and about the circumstances leading to the coining of the term West syndrome.
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