June 1940

Epidemic Encephalitis.

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Third report by the Matheson Commission (Willard C. Rappelye, Chairman). Price, $3. Pp. 493, with 33 tables and 4 charts. New York: Columbia University Press, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;65(6):1302. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190120219025

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This critical and authoritative summary of the problem of encephalitis is a timely contribution to a subject important to all physicians. The bibliography, occupying nearly three hundred pages, is in itself a valuable piece of work. Current theories on causes of the various types of encephalitis, treatment and epidemiology are all discussed, with the aid of many pertinent tables and charts.

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