The great prevalence of infantile paralysis in the United States in 1910 and its rapid increase in the last two or three years in this country, are matters which demand our serious consideration, and in the following paper will be presented the data obtainable on the subject, preceded by a brief résumé of the history of the disease in this country insofar as it bears on the present situation.
That infantile paralysis is not a new disease is a matter of common information, and it is of interest to note that the first probable allusion to it to be found in literature occurs in the book of Samuel, fourth chapter and fourth verse. It is as follows:
"And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame in his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took
LOVETT RW. THE OCCURRENCE OF INFANTILE PARALYSIS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA IN 1910. Am J Dis Child. 1911;II(2):65–74. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1911.04100080002001