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In the preface by Achard, an attempt is made to claim for Cruchet priority in the reporting of encephalitis. He states that in medicine the discovery of a microbe gets for its discoverer more notoriety than does the report of a new disease, and to Achard this seems an injustice. This book is an effort to lay claim to this priority and to record the sixty-four cases seen by the author since his war service from September, 1915, to date; on the cover the author states "The 64 first known observations." The first case described was that of a soldier who was seen by the author on Sept. 15, 1915, and the second in December, 1915.
The second chapter is devoted to the cases that are labeled encephalomyelitis that were seen at Bar-le-Duc in 1916 and 1917. The cases are divided into the following: (1) mental forms; (2) cases with
Encéphalite Epidémique. Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(1):186. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220010189020
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