March 17, 1928

Poliomyelitis with Especial Reference to the Treatment.

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By W. Russell MacAusland, M.D., Surgeon-In-Chief, Orthopedic Department, Carney Hospital, Boston. Cloth. Price, $5.50 net. Pp. 402, with 173 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1927.

JAMA. 1928;90(11):879. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690380063039

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This is a well written and complete exposition of the present-day status of the subject of infantile paralysis, especially from the standpoint of treatment. It is a modern comprehensive account of the disease: one that presents practically all its phases, especially the principles of treatment. The greatest progress has been made in the methods of treatment and particularly in the orthopedic field. Deformity can now be prevented in nearly every instance. The return of function can be hastened by proper treatment of the involved areas. Finally, by the use of surgical procedures the wearing of cumbersome apparatus may be obviated in the majority of cases. From the large number of operative procedures that have been devised for the relief of paralytic conditions, the author has selected those measures that have stood the test of time and can be accepted as standard. He emphasizes the great importance of the prevention of

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