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August 4, 1917

Acute Poliomyelitis.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(5):402. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590320078033

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Abstract

A forword by Dr. Simon Flexner recommends Draper's book as a practical guide for the diagnosis, care and specific treatment of epidemic poliomyelitis. Dr. Draper has been engaged in poliomyelitis work for several years, and is therefore qualified to speak as one who has practical knowledge of the subject. In the first chapter the author gives a history of the disease and then considers in regular order etiology, epidemiology, experimental poliomyelitis, pathology, classification of the types of poliomyelitis, symptoms, clinical pathology, the paralyses, prognosis and treatment. The last part of the book is devoted to case reports with discussion. Some of this material appeared in Dr. Draper's recent extensive article in The Journal. As to the new organism recently described, the author says:

Whether or not the polymorphous organism described by Mathers, Rosenow, and others and having affinities with the streptococcus is the same biological entity as that of Flexner

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