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One of the encouraging things about the problem of encephalitis is the fact that throughout the world many efforts are being made to solve the question of its etiology and treatment. Largely due to the generosity of Dr. William John Matheson, an intensive research is being conducted in New York. One of the first things that this research has done has been to collect and tabulate what is known and what is being done for this disease. This survey consists of about 850 pages, half of which are taken up by the bibliography. The subject matter itself is divided into: (1) Summary of Investigations on the Etiology of Epidemic Encephalitis; (2) Other Types of Encephalitis, Including Post-Vaccinal Encephalitis; (3) Summary of the Treatment of Epidemic Encephalitis; (4) Epidemiology.
The work was done under the direction of Dr. Josephine B. Neal, and presents an excellent summary with comments on what is
Epidemic Encephalitis.. Arch NeurPsych. 1930;23(4):845. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220100229025