24th May 2024

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Oh, I didn’t realise that you’ve read “The Last Hippie”, but you’re right, Greg was one of the patients I mentioned. Although he was very apathetic and stuck in the past, he had things that cheered him up – company of other people, music, in particular his favourtite band “The Grateful Dead”.
Encephalitis lethargica was epidemic in the 1920s and an estimated five million people died from causes related to it. As you said, the aetiology is unclear but a leading theory says that it was caused by streptococcal infection (streptococcus – paciorkowiec).

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