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Mr. Milbank, who was always interested in the progress of medicine, but was made especially conscious of what scientific research could do by an experience in his own family, organized the International Committee for the Study of Infantile Paralysis, and provided funds for its work. It is headed by William H. Park, chairman, and Josephine B. Neal, secretary, and is composed of the heads of a number of laboratories here and abroad. Forty-two workers have been financed, and the results of their work are published in various journals. This study is but indirectly concerned with their work. It deals instead with the whole literature of poliomyelitis, which now includes about 8,000 references. The more important of these are appended in the bibliography at the end of the book. This work was done by Dr. Helen Harrington, assisted by Dr. Mildred W. Wells and Miss Elizabeth F. Hutchins, aided and directed
Poliomyelitis. Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(1):221–222. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950140231022