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September 15, 1956

Poliomyelitis: Papers and Discussions Presented at the Third International Poliomyelitis Conference

JAMA. 1956;162(3):258. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970200106028

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As stated in the preface of this book, the demand for the published proceedings of the first two conferences was such as to leave no question whether to publish the proceedings of the third conference. The book covers the social aspects of poliomyelitis, medical care of acute cases, infection and immunity, tissue culture of the causative virus, orthopedic aspects of the disease, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. There is also a section on current trends and future prospects, as well as one in which 20 scientific exhibits are presented. The papers, which are by outstanding authorities from all over the world, are attractively printed. Extensive use is made of illustrations, most of which are clear and add to an understanding of the text. There is an index. Current interest in poliomyelitis is far greater than its importance as a public health problem would warrant, and it is to be hoped

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