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To the Editor:—
I should be greatly indebted to you for any assistance that you could render me through the columns of The Journal in enabling us to secure specimens of the nervous systems from fatal cases of epidemic poliomyelitis, a disease which is widely prevalent throughout the United States and Canada at present. We should like to obtain portions of the spinal cord and, by preference, of the lumbar tions cervical enlargement removed as soon after death as possible, and preserved in plenty of pure glycerin, Squibb's or Merck's or Kahlbaum's. These specimens are to be used for experimental purposes; they can be sent by express at our expense, or by mail addressed to me at the Rockefeller Institute, Sixty-sixth Street and Avenue A, New York City.
Flexner S. Wanted: Specimens of Nervous System From Fatal Cases of Poliomyelitis. JAMA. 1910;55(10):878. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330100064025