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September 30, 1933


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St. Louis.

JAMA. 1933;101(14):1095-1096. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740390053028

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To the Editor:  —Drs. M. Bernard Brahdy and Maurice Lenarsky described in The Journal, July 15, three new observations of acute epidemic poliomyelitis complicating pregnancy. Justly, it seems, they assume that many of these cases remain unreported, though undeniably a larger number of reported cases would greatly aid the obstetrician in solving various problems presented by a pregnant woman suddenly exhibiting the symptoms of poliomyelitis. This valid argument induces me to place another case on record:Mrs. E. B., when seen, Jan. 5, 1925, was 18 years old and had been married six months. She last menstruated at the expected time, Nov. 16, 1924. A diagnosis of normal intrauterine pregnancy was made. The physical condition was normal in every respect. The time of expected delivery was August 23. Pregnancy progressed normally.June 30, general malaise developed, and the patient's temperature was 100. Next day the temperature varied between 99.5

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