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October 1929


Author Affiliations

Professor of Neurology in the University of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA

From the Department of Neurology and the D. J. McCarthy Foundation in Neurology, of the University of Pennsylvania.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(4):647-671. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220040002001

Though long recognized, encephalomyelitis disseminata has attracted much attention from foreign neurologists during the past few years, but seems to have been largely ignored by American neurologists, although its relation to measles has been studied by Neal and Appelbaum, Musser and Hauser and Ford.

It has been thought by some that cases of encephalomyelitis disseminata have become more numerous since the appearance of epidemic encephalitis. The relation between encephalomyelitis disseminata, acute multiple sclerosis, encephalomyelitis of infectious diseases (exanthems), especially of variola and preventive variola vaccination, and neuromyélite optique aiguë has become important and difficult to determine.

Two cases of encephalomyelitis disseminata are reported, one with recovery and one with necropsy.


Case 1.—History.  —C. B., a man, aged 40, was admitted to my service in the University Hospital on May 6, 1926, and was discharged on June 10, 1926. The patient was in good health, doing his daily

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