Book Reviews
November 1935

Infantile Paralysis.

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By George Draper, M.D. Price, $2. Pp. 167, with 24 illustrations. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1935.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(5):1343. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970110251030

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Draper has accomplished the task that he set for himself in producing a book on infantile paralysis which is both "readable and intelligible." Only a vast experience over many years and an extensive, intimate knowledge of the progress of the work could make possible so concise and simple an exposition.

For the layman the subject is presented in a fashion that makes it comprehensible, removing most of the mysterious aspects. More than that, the book presents this disease so that it is not so terrifying and offers hope both before and after the disease is encountered.

Despite its simplicity this book is really of untold value to the physician. It presents the medical aspects of the disease in a clearcut fashion, and the chapters on diagnosis and the discussion of treatment are very thorough. In addition, it summarizes the progress of investigation in a clear and orderly fashion, pointing out

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