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November 1945

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1944 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONSXI. POLIOMYELITIS: CONVALESCENT TREATMENT AND RELATED SUBJECTS

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WARM SPRINGS, GA.

Arch Surg. 1945;51(4):310-315. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1945.01230040319014
Abstract

The following articles concerning the treatment of patients in the convalescent phase of acute anterior poliomyelitis will be divided into five parts:

1. Articles on the natural course of poliomyelitis, when no treatment is given.

2. Articles on the purposes, the technics and the results of the so-called orthodox treatment.

3. Articles on the purposes, the technics and the results of the Kenny method of treatment.

4. Articles on the purposes, the technics and the results of combination forms of treatment.

5. Articles on subjects having a direct bearing on treatment.

The Natural Course of Poliomyelitis.  —Sherman295 reports her observations on a group of 70 unselected patients through the entire course of their acute disease and through the first six months of the convalescent phase. The patients received the same general treatment as that essentially required for any acute febrile condition. They were given absolute rest in bed, with

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