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May 1923


Arch NeurPsych. 1923;9(5):684-685. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190230139019

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This volume is the thirtieth monograph published under the auspices of the Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie. It aims to cover in detail our existent knowledge of epidemic encephalitis, regarded as a clinical and pathologic entity. This is no light task, since, as the author states in the preface, no other subject in neurology, not excluding the voluminous war literature, has offered so many problems of pathologic and etiologic interest as has the pandemic of encephalitis. In spite of the fact that the first adequate description of the "new disease" by Economo was no longer ago than 1917, Stern gives in an appended bibliography a list of 372 references, about a third of those collected by the recent Report of the English Ministry of Public Health. The monograph is based on a personal study of 105 clinical cases and nine post-mortem examinations, together with a general review of