The common worldwide and devastating disease encephalitis has become familiar to every physician. This book satisfies a present need. The difficulty in seeking information on encephalitis has not been that so little but that so much has been written on the subject. To have the accumulated information and the relevant world literature brought up to date is an accomplishment of merit.
Since 1918 Dr. Neal has been actively and prominently interested in this field. In the spring of 1927 Mr. William J. Matheson, himself a sufferer from encephalitis, gave generously to make possible exhaustive study of this disease. As executive secretary of the commission established by his grant, Dr. Neal and her associates could give their entire attention to the care of more than 700 patients afflicted with the disease. In addition, her experience with more than 200 patients who had acute infections of the central nervous system as diagnosed