If we were locked in a coffin while still alive, at least we would soon suffocate.
One patient had been used for an chemical cure and had been awakened after a very long years of being a catatonic patient. If one has no hope, which is better: To remain hopeless, or to be given hope and then lose it again? The soft frontal light is known as the fill light; the strong light at the back is known, unsurprisingly, as the backlight.
Sayer then lobbies the patrons of the hospital for additional funding to expand the L Dopa treatments to the rest of the encephalitic patients, and when they see film footage of Leonard before and after his treatments, they enthusiastically begin writing checks. Researchers have found that antibodies have bound themselves to neurons in the basal ganglia and midbrain in encephalitis lethargica EL patients.
From toencephalitis lethargica was epidemic worldwide. The symptoms of EL often begin with a high fever, headache, and sore throat. Virtually all of the patients experience what appears to be a full recovery, and for a time they are able to lead the normal life that is often taken for granted.