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August 1, 1953

Poliomyelitis.

JAMA. 1953;152(14):1389. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690140097030

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Abstract

This small volume can be read in a single evening, and it should be a rewarding and interesting experience for any physician who wants a quick "refresher course" on the aftercare of poliomyelitis. The author, unlike most neurologists interested in poliomyelitis, is concerned with clinical aspects of this disease beyond the central nervous system. The book reflects the fact that Dr. Russell has a wide and general clinical experience with poliomyelitis and has followed patients not only in the role of a neurological consultant but as a physician in charge of the case; that is, from the time his patients have come into the hospital, through the anxious period of acute illness, through the infectious stage, and throughout subsequent months or years in cases with paralysis. In this respect he has demonstrated how a neurologist often can give continuity to the therapeutic team and can occupy a position as an

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