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March 15, 1890

POLIOMYELITIS ANTERIOR ACUTA.Read in the Section of the Diseases of Children at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(11):373-376. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410110013002a

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When I received a letter from your President inviting me to write a paper for this Section I was at a loss for a subject to write upon. A short time after, while sitting in my office, a little boy came limping into the room; his atrophied leg with marked talipes valgus at once attracted my notice and suggested a subject. Although a difficult one to write upon on account of my limited experience with the disease, five cases only having fallen under my personal observation, it has been an exceedingly interesting as well as a painful one, and if I can say anything that will call forth a discussion that will throw more light on the nature and treatment of this malady I shall feel myself doubly repaid. I refer to poliomyelitis anterior acuta or infantile paralysis as it is commonly called. I shall confine myself to a consideration

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