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June 1931

Handbuch der Geisteskrankheiten. Volume 11. Die Anatomie der Psychosen.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(6):1404. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230060248019

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Abstract

This book is part of Bumke's "System of Mental Diseases." It is edited by Spielmeyer and includes contributions by Spielmeyer, Weimann, Spatz, Steiner, von Braunmühl, Jakob, Jahnel, Neubürger, Grünthal, Scholz, Josephy, Schob and Hallervorden. Spielmeyer has contributed a remarkably clear and concise introduction on the anatomic investigation of mental diseases, and in his usual scientific manner analyzes clearly the advances and shortcomings of our knowledge. Spatz contributes an excellent chapter on encephalitis. He defines clearly the term encephalitis, discards from the group many pseudo-encephalitides, and presents a clear study of the entire encephalitic group. Spatz has made a distinct contribution by his recent studies of the distribution of the lesions in the encephalitides, viz.: epidemic encephalitis, rabies, poliomyelitis and Borna's disease. In this monograph he elaborates on these studies. His contribution cannot be reviewed at length here, but it is a careful study and analysis, and a fine review of

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