This volume presents the entire story of malarial treatment in cases of paresis by Gerstmann, who seems admirably qualified to present the subject, as he has been an assistant of Wagner-Jauregg since 1919, and has had the opportunity of studying over two thousand cases of paresis, from the latter's clinic, in which this treatment was used. The first twenty pages deal with the development of the malarial therapy from other forms of known specific methods in the treatment of patients with paresis.
In this chapter is recounted the influence of various infections and fevers, both accidental and induced. The balance of the book is concerned with initiation of the tertian malarial treatment as recommended by Wagner-Jauregg, and is most complete in all of its details concerning the selection of cases, technic, course of the disease, contra-indications, resulting immunity, serum reaction and other points.
Included in these chapters is also the