This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
To the Editor:
—With due consideration to Dr. Ayer's experience, it hardly seems justifiable for any man to generalize as he has done in either a positive or a negative way concerning a disease the characteristic features of which are as variable as those of poliomyelitis. It would be possible, if one were willing to take the time, to quote many references to show that Dr. Ayer's generalizations are based on a large experience, but that it is not possible to draw accurate deductions in connection with this disease from the observations of any one person or even from many case histories.In case 1, Dr. Ayer absolutely ignores the headache, the rigidity of the neck, the bilateral Kernig sign, the marked tremor and the rapid pulse, the first three of which symptoms he himself classifies as constituting "an important and almost constant triad of findings." In case 2 he
Fleischner EC. CONVALESCENT SERUM IN POLIOMYELITIS. JAMA. 1926;86(4):295–296. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670300056028
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: