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Ketogenic Diet Pioneer Reunites with Charlie Abrams
An 82-year-old retired dietitian from Baltimore received a standing ovation from 300 physicians, scientists and dietitians in Phoenix, April 3, at the first International Symposium on Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders. Millicent Kelley, who worked with the pediatric epilepsy program at Hopkins Children’s for 40 years, was honored for helping rescue from obscurity a diet that can cure epilepsy. She was one of the few who knew the secrets of the “ketogenic diet” when Hollywood producer/writer Jim Abrahams, in desperation, brought his 18-month-old son Charlie to Hopkins Children’s in 1993.
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