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March 1942

Treatment of Infantile Paralysis in the Acute Stage.

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By Elizabeth Kenny. Price, $3.50. Pp. 285, with 63 illustrations. Minneapolis: Bruce Publishing Company, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(3):631-632. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010030201017

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Abstract

This book becomes of considerable interest because of the publicity concerning its author and her work and because of the favorable reports which some medical observers have made on the results of the Kenny treatment for infantile paralysis. The book will not commend itself to critical readers, but in view of the probable value of the treatment itself it must be read with some generosity. The book is poorly planned and badly written and is very difficult to read. A large part of it is given over to contentious and repetitious statements regarding the underlying theories which the author has developed about infantile paralysis. The pages abound in reiteration of the phrases "indisputable evidence" and "proof" in support of the author's contentions, but most of the evidence offered is merely a repetition of the statements to be proved or quotations from various writers commending the author's work. Her beliefs are

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