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Language surrounding epilepsy and seizures circa 1920s

This is a language question, I suppose -- was the word "seizure" known and used to describe epileptic seizures around the 1920s or would some other word (like "fit") be used? 

I googled for "history of epilepsy", but there isn't exactly much discussion on what language a patient (literate but not formally educated young woman) in the 1920s would use to describe their experiences.
Tags: 1920-1929, ~languages (misc), ~medicine: epilepsy/seizures (misc), ~medicine: historical
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