DAVID P. BARR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During the summer and autumn of 1933, 1097 cases of epidemic encephalitis were reported in St. Louis and in St. Louis County.1 Study of the disease has revealed that it differs in many important respects from the encephalitis lethargica of von Economo and that it is not definitely identifiable with the Japanese Encephalitis B. Although it has previously attracted little attention, it may not be entirely new in this country. In 1932 cases of a similar condition were seen in the small city of Paris, Illinois, where in a population of 9000, 27 cases were reported.2, 3
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BARR DP. THE ENCEPHALITIS EPIDEMIC IN ST. LOUIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:37–45. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-1-37
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(1):37-45.
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