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October 1932

RELATION OF FILTRABLE VIRUSES TO DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(4):757-777. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240040002001
Abstract

Filtrable viruses have been attracting the attention of an increasing number of pathologists, bacteriologists and immunologists in the last few years. Inasmuch as many of these incitants of disease manifest themselves by activities in the nervous system, neurologists, psychiatrists and neuropathologists have also become interested in them. To the latter group of workers these active agents should be particularly intriguing, because by means of them excellent opportunities for experimental investigation of the effects of diseases on the nervous system are afforded. In the past, however, much of this work has been conducted by men relatively unfamiliar with the nervous system and the methods of its study. As a result, erroneous and conflicting reports concerning virus disorders of the brain, cord and nerves have appeared. In order to correct these mistakes and to end the confusion, either workers in the virus field must become neuropathologists or neuropathologists must learn more about

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