In article <yhayashi-1006951227520001 at 220.127.116.11>,
Yasunori Hayashi <yhayashi at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp> wrote:
>In article <jkiernan.262.2FD898E4 at julian.uwo.ca>, jkiernan at julian.uwo.ca>(J. A. Kiernan) wrote:
>>> The olivocochlear bundle was described in about 1942 by
>> Grant Litzter Rasmussen (1904-?). Does anyone know any more
>> about him? Is he still around? He was a prominent American
>> anatomist in the sixties.
>>There exists a type of enciphalitis called "Rasmussen's encephalitis". I
>do not know whether it was named after G.L. Rasmussen. You can find some
>papers about this disease if you look into Medline.
>>Hope this helps.
>Department of Neurophysiology, Institute for Brain Reserch
>Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
>3-1 Hongo 7-chome Bunkyo Tokyo 113 Japan
>yhayashi at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp>yhayashi-tky at umin.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Rasnussen's encephalitis is named after Dr. Theodore
Rasmussen of the Montreal Neurological Institute.
It appears that it may result from an autoimmune attack
on the GluR3 receptor subunit, possibly as a result of
cross-reaction against a viral antigen.
Tom Bleck (Thomas P. Bleck, M.D.) tbleck at virginia.edu
Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
University of Virginia School of Medicine