[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 184.73.122.162. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 21, 1911

TREATMENT OF THE PAINS OF ACUTE ANTERIOR POLIOMYELITIS

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(3):192-193. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560030028010

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

Formerly, pain was not considered an important symptom of infantile paralysis; but in the recent epidemics in Europe and America it has been a prominent feature in many cases. The New York committee reported that it was marked in 50 per cent, of the cases they analyzed, and that it was sometimes excruciating, and often lasted for weeks.

As meningitis is emphasized in the report of this committee as a feature of the morbid invasion, it might be inferred that the sole cause of the pain manifested is irritation of the meninges. It is to be regretted that the committee is not explicit on this point; but it may be inferred from the emphatic recommendation of suspension in a warm bath in order to remove the pain, that meningitis cannot be the explanation of certain of the pains at least, for no mechanical measures are capable of allaying the irritations

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×