I wish to present this short discussion with photomicrographs to make record of two distinctive findings in a case of acute poliomyelitis. One of these in particular is the demonstration of all coats of smaller arteries involved in the inflammatory infiltration, and the other an illustration of a hydrops of an anterior horn cell. The case will be outlined briefly, the salient positive facts being stated, and a discussion of the pathologic points that seem striking made more in detail.
The patient furnishing the material for this study was never seen clinically by me. I was asked by Dr. Frank Hall to participate with Dr. Castle at the autopsy and was given charge of the brain and spinal cord.
The patient was a male, aged 19, who died on the sixth day of the illness. The case was initiated with fever and pains in the back of the neck and
SKOOG AL. PATHOLOGIC STUDY OF A CASE OF ACUTE POLIOMYELITIS. JAMA. 1912;LIX(13):1180-1182. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090424013