Mumps meningo-encephalitis has been recognized as a clinical entity for many years. It is still regarded as a rare condition. The fact that the patients in the seven cases presented here were seen by me in private practice or in consultation during the past six years suggests that the disease occurs more frequently than one has suspected.
For the sake of brevity and clarity, these cases are recorded in a table, on which the following comments are made:
SUMMARY OF CASES
These cases were almost all seen in the first half of the year: two in January, one in March, two in May, one in June and one early in July. The ages varied from 6½ to 10½ years. All but one of the patients were boys. The predominance of male patients has frequently been noted.The meningeal symptoms coincided with swelling of the parotid glands in one instance. In