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July 30, 1938

Care During the Recovery Period in Paralytic Poliomyelitis

JAMA. 1938;111(5):472. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790310094029

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This booklet offers for the first time the comprehensive plan of treatment carried out at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The work of Mr. and Mrs. Kendall has been well shown in moving pictures but up to the present has not been presented in booklet form. There is a complimentary introduction by Drs. Bennett and Johnson, under whose medical direction the work was undertaken. The booklet does not deal with the epidemiology, prevention or immediate cure, nor does it give late surgical or reconstructive treatment. It presents clearly and in detail the plan of treatment required during the long period of recovery that follows an acute attack of infantile paralysis. There is a brief discussion of the pathologic changes that occur in this disease. The whole principle is to maintain the highest degree of protection of muscles in order to develop muscle power. The principles and technic described are

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