The Resource Encephalitis lethargica : during and after the epidemic, edited by Joel A. Vilensky

Encephalitis lethargica : during and after the epidemic, edited by Joel A. Vilensky

Label
Encephalitis lethargica : during and after the epidemic
Title
Encephalitis lethargica
Title remainder
during and after the epidemic
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joel A. Vilensky
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Encephalitis Lethargica: During and After the Epidemic is akin to a detective novel about a major medical mystery that remains unsolved. During the 1920s and 1930s a strange, very polymorphic condition affected much of the world although not at the same time everywhere and certainly not with the same symptoms. This condition, encephalitis lethargica, could cause death in a short period, or a Rip Van Winkle type of sleep that might last days, weeks or months, but could also, surprisingly, cause insomnia. Its symptoms were thought to encompass almost anything imaginable, which made its diagnosis exceedingly difficult, to the point where its existence as a distinct neurologic entity could be questioned. Furthermore, even in those patients who appeared to recover from the disease, there was a large risk that they would subsequently develop a more chronic and devastating sequel believed to follow the disease in up to 80% of its victims, postencephalitic parkinsonism. This condition became much better known than its antecedent because of the Oliver Sacks' book, Awakenings, and the subsequent 1990 movie of the same name. Encephalitis Lethargica: During and After the Epidemic thoroughly describes the disease during the epidemic period and also details all the cases that have been reported since that time. Using language that the non-neurologist can easily understand, the book identifies the core features of this disease and tries to identify its cause. Encephalitis Lethargica: During and After the Epidemic also presents a thorough analysis of postencephalitic parkinsonism and its relationship to encephalitic lethargica. Whether this book solves the mystery of encephalitis lethargica remains to be determined, but regardless, as a result of this book, the number of clues available have been greatly increased. Accordingly, should encephalitis lethargica reappear, contemporary physicians will be prepared to diagnose and treat it because of the information provided in the book"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
614.5/9833
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.E52
LC item number
E53 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Encephalitis lethargica : during and after the epidemic, edited by Joel A. Vilensky
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Encephalitis lethargica during the epidemic period / Joel A. Vilensky and Sid Gilman -- Epidemiology of encephalitis lethargica / Dana Marlowe [and others] -- Encephalitis lethargica-like disorders prior to von Economo / Paul B. Foley -- Post-epidemic period encephalitis lethargica / Joel A. Vilensky [and others] -- Transmissibility (contagiousness) of encephalitis lethargica / Joel A. Vilensky -- Secondary (chronic) encephalitis lethargica / Joel A. Vilensky and Sid Gilman -- Oliver Sacks, Awakenings, and postencephalitic Parkinsonism / Joel A. Vilensky, Roger C. Duvoisin, and Sid Gilman -- Etiology / Joel A. Vilensky and Sherman McCall -- Neuropathology of acute and chronic encephalitis lethargica / Joel A. Vilensky [and others] -- Self-reports of encephalitis lethargica / Joel A. Vilensky, Judith Cameron, and Roger C. Duvoisin -- Final thoughts / Joel A. Vilensky and Sid Gilman
Control code
ocn697174362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 316 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199702985
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32070834
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)697174362
  • pebc0199702985

Library Locations

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