April 22, 1933

Poliomyelitis: A Survey Made Possible by a Grant From the International Committee for the Study of Infantile Paralysis.

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Organized by Jeremiah Milbank. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 562, with 49 illustrations. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1932.

JAMA. 1933;100(16):1281. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740160065034

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The International Committee for the Study of Infantile Paralysis was organized in 1928 through a grant of a quarter of a million dollars by Jeremiah Milbank. The committee, under the leadership of William H. Park, consisted of thirteen representatives from the United States and one from England. Through a period of four years it sponsored work on poliomyelitis in various research laboratories in America and abroad, resulting in the publication in the medical press of eighty papers. The present volume is based on these reports, together with a bibliographic study of about eight thousand other articles on poliomyelitis. There are seven chapters in the book, devoted to historical summary, etiology, resistance and immunity, symptomatology, treatment, pathology and epidemiology. There is a topical analysis of each chapter and an excellent bibliography of forty-four pages. The research worker dealing with any phase of poliomyelitis will find this book of great value. As

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