An epidemic occurred on Earth in the early 20th century.
History and specificsEdit
In 2274, Leonard McCoy thought Zeta-Atez's Imperator Dykranus might have encephalitis lethargica. Christine Chapel thought the symptoms also fit Regulan fever. Dykranus seemed to remain awake for only an hour or two at a time. McCoy later thought the imperator's behavior suggested he was schizophrenic. Eventually his sleepiness was found to be a symptom of bicephaly. (TOS comic: "Heads of State")
- Encephalitis lethargica article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
- Encephalitis lethargica: 100 years after the epidemic article at the Oxford Academic website.