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     This was known as "encephalitis lethargica" --a form of Parkinsonism
which occured  as a consequence of the great swine flu pandemic during
and immediately after WWI.  This is a fascinating bit of medical
history; a good brief description can be found in _The Cambridge
World History of Human Disease_ edited by Kenneth F. Kiple.
     This was also the subject of Oliver Sacks' book _Awakenings_
which was made into a movie with Robin Williams playing Oliver Sacks.
B. R. Pfannenstiel, MALS, MA
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