Definition.—This, in the true sense, is an inflammation of the brain-tissue, a cerebritis, and usually, if not always, implies an inflammation of the meninges as well, the symptoms of which are those of meningitis aggravated or intensified. Encephalitis, as now generally used, is a synonym for abscess of the brain—Suppuration Encephalitis.

The Eclectic Practice of Medicine, 1907, was written by Rolla L. Thomas, M. S., M. D.