encephalitis lethargica

NOUN
  1. an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness
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  • At the medical-pharmaceutical-political blog Black Triangle this entry, Incurable tyrants, mentions an interesting historical diagnosis: that Adolf Hitler suffered from the long-term effects of encephalitis lethargica (aka 'sleepy sickness' or von Economo's encephalitis), whose delayed sequel was a severe syndrome of parkinsonism, memorably featured in the Oliver Sacks book and film Awakenings. Archive 2004-07-01
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