Deutsches Epilepsiemuseum Kork
A mother gives thanks to the Virgin Mary
for healing her epileptic child
Votive tablet from 1668, Jestetten (South-Germany)
"With this tablet, I offer my greatest thanks that my vows made in this holy chapel were heard and that the Queen of Heaven granted me help and mercy and saved my child from the great peril of Gücht and Kindliweh."
"Gücht", "Kindliweh" were medieval terms denoting convulsions in children, especially fever convulsions.