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Viral Infections of the Nervous System.

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By Johnson Richard T.. . 433 pages. Raven Press; , New York: , 1982.. $55.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):124. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-124_
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The author of this small book is a neurologist who has been preeminent in the field of neurovirology for the past 2 decades. His intimate and extensive involvement in the field is reflected in the contributions he and his associates make to virtually every chapter.

The book begins with a consideration of general principles including a consideration of virus-cell interactions, the pathogenesis of central nervous system infections, and the reaction of the immune system to viral disease. These initial chapters are a concise and readable review of current knowledge of general principles of neurovirology. Next, acute viral meningitides and encephalitides,


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