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April 1928


Arch NeurPsych. 1928;19(4):689-694. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210100118011

Summaries of the knowledge concerning infections in man caused by Torula histolytica have been made from time to time since Stoddard and Cutler's1 monograph was published; the most recent reports are those by Shapiro and Neal,2 and by Rappaport and Kaplan.3 In 1925, Shapiro and Neal, mentioned thirteen reports then recorded. They added another case and included a personal communication from Sheppe, thus making the total number of reported cases at that time fifteen, of which thirteen were infections of the central nervous system, one of the lungs and one of the muscles of the back. Rappaport and Kaplan reported a systemic torulosis and McKendree and Cornwall4 in the same year reported an infection of the brain and meninges. An account by Hansmann5 in 1924 of a case of meningitis and encephalitis caused by Torula is not mentioned by these investigators. Lynch and Rose6 reported