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April 1931

Paralyse générale et malariatherapie.

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By R. Leroy and G. Medakovitch. With a Preface by Professeur Dr. Wagner-Jauregg. Price, 80 francs. Pp. 480. Paris: Gaston Doin & Cie, 1931.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(4):936. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230040270020

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Abstract

In this comprehensive monograph the subject of dementia paralytica is taken up from the therapeutic standpoint entirely. While other forms of treatment are considered, stress is laid on the malarial treatment. The book is divided into twenty-six chapters. It takes up the history of the various substances used in the treatment for dementia paralytica, including bacterial products, chemical substances and infectious diseases.

Chapter II gives the frequency, duration and essential characteristics of the spontaneous remissions. Then come chapters on indications and contraindications to malarial therapy, choice of the malarial organism, preservation of the malarial blood, technic, duration of incubation and dosage, and the course of malarial disease. These chapters are extremely comprehensive, and the literature is gone into thoroughly. The results of treatment from practically every country are analyzed. The authors' personal experiences are reported. A special chapter is devoted to the pathology, and the best known articles in the

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