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April 6, 1935

Infantile Paralysis

JAMA. 1935;104(14):1271. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760140075035

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The author of this book is well known for his splendid contributions to the study of constitution and its relation to disease. Few other medical authors are better qualified by virtue of medical training and philosophic background to present to the intelligent lay public a short and comprehensive discussion of a subject so diverse in its manifestations. This is not an ordinary treatment of the subject but a scholarly and dispassionate presentation filled with useful scientific information about the disease and punctuated with enough philosophical reflection so that the reader not only learns but gains a certain amount of reassurance. The author has anticipated the numerous questions which the lay reader will want to know concerning the nature of the disease, its prevention, and what can be done after the disease is contracted. Any treatise written by this author without consideration of aspects of inherent susceptibility would be to the

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