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May 17, 1919

EPIDEMIC ENCEPHALITIS LETHARGICAOR EPIDEMIC SOMNOLENCE, OR EPIDEMIC CEREBRITIS, WITH REPORT OF CASES AND TWO NECROPSIES

Author Affiliations

Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia RICHMOND, VA.

JAMA. 1919;72(20):1448-1450. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610200020007
Abstract

In taking up the subject of epidemic encephalitis lethargica I have not gone into the history of the condition because in doing so I would be repeating matter which has already appeared in The Journal.1 These articles, however, do not refer to certain previous publications on the subject. Dr. I. P. Battle of Rocky Mount, N. C., has kindly furnished me with reference to an article published by Landon Carter Gray, W. B. Pritchard and R. C. Shulz.2 In this article is described a condition known as "nona" which seems to closely resemble the present epidemic. There also appeared an article by Trautjen3 in 1890 in which he attributed the condition to the influence of the recent epidemic of influenza. Another article on the condition appeared in 1890 by Hammerslough,4 and another the same year by Mauthner.5 This article attributed the pathologic lesions to polioencephalitis

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