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January 1925

Infantile Paralysis in Vermont, 1894-1922.

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A Memorial to Charles S. Caverly, M.D. Pp. 375. Burlington, Vermont: State Department of Public Health, 1924.

Arch NeurPsych. 1925;13(1):154. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1925.02200070157019

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This book is pleasing evidence that official bodies are not always soulless. It is published by the State Department of Public Health of Vermont and "has been prepared as a memorial to Dr. Charles S. Caverly. It consists, in the main, of his writings on the subject of poliomyelitis in Vermont, to which are added certain contributions from the men who worked with him or after him, and a statement of the present status of the work instituted by him."

The introduction states that "The history of infantile paralysis in Vermont really falls into three divisions: (1) the epidemiologic study of the disease; (2) the treatment of affected cases; and (3) the work of the research department," and these three subjects are excellently well covered in papers by Dr. Caverly, by Dr. R. W. Lovett of Boston and his co-workers and by six papers from the research department of the