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September 1, 1917

THE ORTHOPEDIC TREATMENT OF ACUTE AND CONVALESCENT POLIOMYELITIS

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Fellow of the American College of Surgeons WICHITA, KAN.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(9):694-696. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590360014005
Abstract

So much has been written during the past year of poliomyelitis that one naturally hesitates to add to the literature on the subject; and yet the feeling of certainty that the problem is much bigger than anything so far written or said, and the hope that out of our experiences at the Seaside Hospital there may come a little help in the efforts to meet the challenge of this terrible disease, impel me to briefly report the results of the work done in that institution. It is, of course, to be understood that this is a preliminary report only.

I feel quite confident that soon the questions of specific agency and the mode of transmission of the disease will be settled, but so far orthopedic surgery is the one branch of medicine that has contributed something definite to the problem of curing crippled and deformed children. Out of the maze

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