Christina’s friend Donna comes into the ER to be checked out. They discover she has encephalitis that she contracted from the person who raped her.
Awakenings: The Real Story (1998 TV documentary)
See Awakenings (1990) below.
The Puppet Masters (1994)
The Earth is invaded by alien “slugs” that ride on people’s backs and control their minds.Sam penetrates the alien base, removes Mary’s parasite, and learns that encephalitis can destroy the creatures at no risk to mankind.
American drama film based on Oliver Sacks’s 1973 memoir. British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm Sayer, in 1969, discovers the beneficial effects of the then-new drug L-Dopa. He administered it to catatonic patients who survived the 1917–28 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica.
Postencephalitic Parkinsonism (Original title: Postencephalitisch pakinsonisme) (1932)