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August 20, 1927

Epidemic Diseases of the Central Nervous System.

JAMA. 1927;89(8):641. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690080073035

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The author of this book has been a prominent clinical investigator of encephalitis since the first appearance of this disease in England and has been one of the chief contributors to the complete and excellent reports issued from time to time from His Majesty's Stationery Office. The present volume contains in expanded form the Milroy lectures delivered by MacNalty in 1925 before the Royal College of Physicians, London, and is dedicated to his former chief, Sir John Rose Bradford. Part I deals with the general problems of the susceptibility of the central nervous system to attacks of epidemic disease, Part II with the evolution of our knowledge of the recognition of these diseases. The rest of the book is devoted to detailed consideration of the epidemiology of cerebrospinal meningitis, acute poliomyelitis and epidemic encephalitis, and the problems of their prevention. The book may be highly recommended as both instructive and

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