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June 15, 1912

Infantile Paralysis in Massachusetts During 1910.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(24):1876-1877. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060225027

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Abstract

Massachusetts is one of the states in which infantile paralysis has been quite prevalent, and a thorough investigation of it has been conducted by the state board of health for the past four or five years. This pamphlet represents the results of an intensive study of the disease during the year 1910, with report of special investigations made in 1911, bearing on the etiology and method of transmission. It includes a historical account of the disease and studies of its various aspects by Lovett, Sheppard, Rosenau, Amoss, May, Hennelly, Brues, Hammond, Lucas, and the secretary of the State Board of Health, Mark W. Richardson. The disease has been studied and reported on in all its aspects, and the pamphlet includes a great many case reports from epidemics in different districts, together with maps, charts, tables, etc. The prevailing theories and experimental findings are discussed and an attempt is made to

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