||Yacubian, Elza Márcia Targas.|
||When epilepsy may have changed history: Antônio Moreira César as the commander of the third expedition in the war of Canudos|
||Arq. neuropsiquiatr;61(2B):503-509, Jun. 2003. ilus.
||Colonel Antônio Moreira César, the Commander of the third Expedition against Canudos (1896-1897), nicknamed "head-chopper", was considered an implacable military man, a synonym of ferocity and extreme brutality against his adversaries. Therefore, he was nominated the Commander of an expedition considered almost invincible. Since his 30's he presented epileptic seizures, which increased in frequency and severity on his way to Canudos. After several well-documented episodes and probably considering himself the winner in anticipation, he ordered a premature and almost ingenuous attack against Canudos. His misjudging is attributed to the effect of successive seizures. He was shot and killed on the very first day of that battle and his expedition had a horrible and unexpected end. Based on the descriptions of his biographer we discuss the nature of his disease probably characterized by focal seizures with elementary and complex visual hallucinations followed by language deficits and episodes of complex partial seizures and secondary generalization and its role in this episode of Brazilian history|
HISTORY OF MEDICINE, ABO BLOOD-GROUP SYSTEMTH CENT.
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