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Electricity as a medical treatment has changed over the years. These advancements were the topic of the sixth annual S. Amjad Hussain Visiting Lecture in the History of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Peter W. Kaplan, professor of neurology and director of epilepsy and electroencephalogram at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, came to The University of Toledo to present “Electricity and the Brain — From Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein to Now.”
The visiting professor received his medical training from St. Bartholomew’s Medical School, University of London, and completed his residency in neurology at Duke University School of Medicine, where he also completed fellowships in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He has written many works involving his specializations in clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, epilepsy and pregnancy, and neurology, including Neurologic Disease in Women, Imitators of Epilepsy and A Practical Handbook for Neurology Consults.
The lecture series is named after Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, an award-winning writer and photographer and an internationally known explorer. Hussain holds an emeritus professorship in cardiothoracic surgery in the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences and currently sits on the UT Board of Trustees.