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January 2, 1926


Author Affiliations

In charge of the Meningitis Division, Research Laboratory, Department of Health NEW YORK

JAMA. 1926;86(1):6-8. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670270010002

While the French have developed an extensive literature on spontaneous or medical meningeal hemorrhage, comparatively little has been written on the subject by the physicians of other nations. Aside from an article by Leopold,1 a chapter that I2 contributed to Tice's Practice of Medicine and a case reported by Dawson,3 there are but brief references to the subject in English. In Sweden, two comprehensive articles have been published by Ehrenberg4 and Forsheim,5 respectively. Only a few articles have been written on the subject in Germany. No attempt will be made to review the literature, the principal references6 only being given.

During the fifteen years that the members of the meningitis division of the Health Department of New York City have been studying acute conditions of the central nervous system, especially meningitis, poliomyelitis and epidemic encephalitis, we have seen over thirty cases, occurring for the