August 1947

A Bibliography of Infantile Paralysis, 1789-1944, with Selected Abstracts and Annotations.

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Prepared under Direction of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. Edited by Morris Fishbein, M. D., Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association. Compiled by Ludvig Hektoen, M.D., Chief Editor, Archives of Pathology, and Ella M. Salmonsen, Medical Reference Librarian, John Crerar Library, Chicago. Cloth. Price, $15. Pp. 672. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1946.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(2):290-291. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220140146021

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This is without question the finest bibliography on any subject ever published. Probably no bibliography has ever been as completely and carefully compiled. Every reference has been checked and rechecked with the original article. The periodical literature of the world has been examined and the references to all important clinical and investigative work on infantile paralysis recorded. The volume starts with the first definite descriptions of the disease by Underwood in 1789 and ends with references to articles published in December 1944.

The book is beautifully printed on excellent paper in large clear type. If the term artistic can be applied to a bibliography, this work certainly merits such a designation. The page is of convenient size and arrangement for easy reading, and the volume, in spite of the 672 pages, is light and readily handled.

Over 8,750 references to infantile paralysis are included. These are largely from periodical literature,

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