ILAE Centenary Book

International League Against Epilepsy: 1909 - 2009
A Centenary History

Authors: Simon Shorvon, Giuliano Avanzini, Harry Meinardi, Edward Reynolds, Giselle Weiss, Jerome Engle, Solomon Moshe, and Peter Wolf

ILAE is pleased to announce the availability of its Centenary Book. This lavish production (about 330 pages and 100 historical illustrations) has much unpublished material. The volume is being printed as a limited edition and included with each copy is a bookplate with the copy number and a space for you to add your name. The book is intended to reflect the quality of the ILAE and to serve the organization. We hope it will grace your collection.

Founded on August 30, 1909 in Budapest, the International League Against Epilepsy is the earliest neurological society still in existence. From humble beginnings it now approaches its centenary boasting over 16,000 members in nearly 100 countries. These committed individuals continue assiduously to pursue the League's objective: to improve the care, treatment and social standing of people with epilepsy.

The League has produced this presentation volume of its history to mark the centenary in 2009. Diligently researched, this book uses personal testimonials, published reports, the ILAE archives and research developments to provide a unique and detailed social and scientific history. The volume includes the history of: the ILAE; the journal, Epilepsia; epilepsy; and epilepsy treatment. Much of the material has come from private sources and archives and has never before been published.

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Chapter 1: International League Against Epilepsy – the first period: 1909-1952
Simon Shorvon and Giselle Weiss

Chapter 2: International League Against Epilepsy – the second period: 1953-1992
Giselle Weiss and Simon Shorvon

Chapter 3: International League Against Epilepsy – the third period: 1993-2009
Giuliano Avanzini, Jerome Engel, Jr., Edward Reynolds, Simon Shorvon, Giselle Weiss and Peter Wolf

Chapter 4: Development of the nosology and classification of epilepsy: 1909-2009
Peter Wolf

Chapter 5: Organisation of basic science in epilepsy with special reference to the International League Against Epilepsy
Jerome Engel, Jr., Solomon Moshé and Giuliano Avanzin

Chapter 6: The relations of the International League Against Epilepsy with the lay organisations
Harry Meinardi

Chapter 7: Epilepsia – the journal of the International League Against Epilepsy
Simon Shorvon

Chapter 8: International League Against Epilepsy – commissions, task forces and the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy
Peter Wolf and Edward Reynolds

Chapter 9: International League Against Epilepsy – the international symposia and congresses: 1909-2009
Giselle Weiss and Simon Shorvon