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July 15, 1922


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JAMA. 1922;79(3):211-216. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640030037011

Recent literature on epidemic encephalitis has been so extensive that any addition may be a bore. Nevertheless, such a probability is here risked in the hope of presenting a reasonably simple working classification of the sequelae of that disease. H. G. Wells, writing of the education of the middle part of the last century, recently said, "The test of a good style was its abundance of quotations, allusions and stereoptyped expressions." With all deference to the extensively reviewed writing and opinions of others, the practice that Wells scorns will be avoided on the ground that the literature is readily available and that time limits will permit of few excerpts. These remarks are based on an examination of 145 patients with epidemic encephalitis, ninety of whom were examined during acute and fifty-five during chronic stages of the disease or because of sequelae. Many of the patients were examined at remote distances

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