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This is a complete contribution on epidemic encephalitis. It is the third report of the Matheson Commission and comprises etiology, epidemiology and treatment. It consists of five chapters: (1) the work of the commission; (2) summary of investigation on etiology of encephalitis due to epidemic, St. Louis type, Japanese B, equine encephalomyelitis, postvaccinal and postinfectious, hemorrhagic and australian X-disease; (3) various allied diseases such as louping ill, lymphocytic choriomeningitis and the Guillain-Barré syndrome; (4) summary of the treatment of encephalitis with a description of about forty-eight methods of treatment; (5) epidemiology of epidemic encephalitis, St. Louis and Japanese B types of encephalitis. There is a comprehensive bibliography of about 3,510 papers on encephalitis. There is an excellent index. This book is recommended to all medical men as well as to bacteriologists, neurologists and pathologists.
Epidemic Encephalitis: Etiology, Epidemiology, Treatment. JAMA. 1939;113(23):2087. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800480073037
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