Book Reviews
February 1925

Infantile Paralysis in Vermont

Author Affiliations

State Department of Public Health, 1924.

Am J Dis Child. 1925;29(2):300. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1925.04120260148012

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This volume, Vermont's experience with infantile paralysis from 1894 to 1922, was prepared as a memorial to Dr. Charles Caverly, who as head of the Vermont State Board of Health, made several contributions to the study of this disease. As such, it serves not only as a history of one of the first epidemics experienced in this country, but as a tribute to Dr. Caverly's organization.

The papers are collected from various medical journals in which they appeared. Several of them present the well known contribution of Lovett and Martin's spring balance test as well as the first experiences with muscle training in the after-care of patients with poliomyelitis. The books ends with several communications dealing with the now familiar research with the virus of poliomyelitis and the early experiments with serum therapy.

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