Following the death of his aunt/guardian, a 17-year-old epileptic is methodically treated with medication and extensive counseling in order that he may be able to live a comparatively normal life with a caring foster family.
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Dr. Konrad Styner
An epileptic is not insane, nor is he evil as men have imagined in the past. He is possessed of a disability as logically explainable as a lame leg. But the stigma of fear lives on, a reminder of man's superstitious past. This the doctor must treat, as well as the epilepsy. The practice of medicine does not stop with the administration of a pill or the use of a knife. It must also immunize against ignorance, intolerance, and superstition. These, too, are forms of sickness, and the practice of ...