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Encephalitis Lethargica—its Psychological Implications

  • G. A. Auden (a1)

The gradual rise in the yearly incidence of encephalitis lethargica, culminating in the serious epidemic which marked the first half of the past year, and the tragic results which so often follow, have invested this disease with a sinister importance. But there are other reasons which make this infection peculiarly suitable for consideration at a meeting of the Medico-Psychological Association. These reasons have been well described in a recent paper by von Economo, who gave the name to the disease in 1917.

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* Throughout the paper verbatim statements by parents are placed in inverted commas.

(2) Von C. v. Economo, Encephalitis Lethargica, pp. 42, no date.

(3) Diefendorf, Neurographs—Huntingdon Number, May, 1908.

(4) Instinct and the Unconscious, p. 48.

(5) Politics, I, 2: άνθρωπος φύσα πολιτικόν ζᾡον.

(6) Whateley Smith, W., The Measurement of Emotion, p. 138.

(1) A paper read at the Annual Meeting held at Birmingham, July 8, 1925.

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