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February 1948

The Rocky Mountain Conference on Infantile Paralysis.

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Sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Hospitals and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. Price, $1.25. Pp. 199, with 19 figures and 9 photographs. Denver: The University of Colorado School of Medicine and Hospitals, 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(2):254-255. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020265011

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Abstract

The printed report of the Rocky Mountain Conference embodies both the formal opinions, as expressed in papers, and the informal utterances of a galaxy of distinguished workers in the field of anterior poliomyelitis, such as A. B. Sabin, D. M. Horstmann, A. B. Baker and many others. Emphasis is placed on discussions of the unsolved problems in this disease, with the presentation of data and descriptions of several investigative approaches. "Problems in the Field of Virus Infections," including a discussion of latency, are dealt with in a section by Dr. K. F. Meyer.

All phases of practical management and appraisal of the patient with poliomyelitis are covered, including epidemiologic factors, laboratory diagnosis, clinical signs and symptoms, psychiatric reactions, special problems presented by patients with the bulbar type of the disease and all aspects of treatment, from therapeutic procedures in the acute stages of the disease to brief discussions of the

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