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Epilepsy in prisons: A diagnostic survey

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: (Published 08 November 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:326
  1. John Gunn,
  2. George Fenton


    A previous study has suggested that epilepsy is commoner in prisons than in the general population. We devised a standard definition of “epilepsy” and then interviewed a representative sample of the “epileptics” in prisons. The results confirmed the initial conclusion, and showed the point prevalence of epilepsy in prison and Borstals to be at least 7·1/1,000 men.