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January 1933

Fleckfieber und Nervensystem.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(1):211-212. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240070217024

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This volume is a comprehensive presentation of the disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system found in spotted fever. The author was the first to describe the psychoses occurring in spotted fever, observations based on the epidemic in Moscow in 1910. In the present volume he surveys the whole field indicated. The subject matter is divided into the following chapters: pathologic anatomy, peripheral nerves, sympathetic nervous system, cerebrospinal fluid and meninges, spinal cord, brain stem, acute ataxia, cerebrum, basal ganglia and mental disorders. The neurologic and psychiatric symptomatology is minutely described. The author believes that the results of histopathologic investigations have alone made it possible to understand the manifestations of this infectious disease, in which symptoms on the part of the nervous system are in the foreground. He is perhaps inclined to overrate the significance of the small glial foci for correlation with clinical symptoms. Thus, he seems to