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September 7, 1912

ACUTE POLIOMYELITIS, TRANSVERSE MYELITIS TYPE

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KANSAS CITY

JAMA. 1912;LIX(10):764-767. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090008003
Abstract

We have given names to diseases according to the clinical phenomena exhibited, according to etiologic factors and according to anatomic localization or changes. The title of this paper might be altered, have additional descriptive terms appended, or even shortened.

The object of preparing this paper is to place on record a case studied clinically and anatomically, a case of which I can find no counterpart after having searched diligently through the European and American literature.

This report covers one of the most interesting of the many cases which I, in the capacity of special investigator for the Kansas State Board of Health during the past three seasons, have had the opportunity of studying. The patient was taken by the family physician, Dr. Beach, of Clyde, Kan., on the sixth day of the illness to the University of Kansas Hospital at Rosedale where she was under my observation continuously until death,

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