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Article
January 6, 1906

THE TREATMENT OF THE RESULTS OF INFANTILE PARALYSIS.

Author Affiliations

BUFFALO, N. Y.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(1):26-32. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510280026001g
Abstract

In none of the usual text-books can one find an orderly summary of the treatment of anterior poliomyelitis, after the subsidence of the acute stage. Even the orthopedic treatises do not group the varied conditions and present the manifold methods of treatment so that the general practitioner can readily decide what is indicated. This paper is an attempt to present the subject in a simple, concise manner, under varied headings, enabling one to refer quickly to the latest methods. Many operative procedures which have not proved satisfactory have been omitted. The literature is so extensive that only a few references are cited, although I have drawn freely from all sources.

The child which has suffered from an attack of infantile palsy is brought for advice because of:

  1. Difficulty in locomotion.

  2. Deformity.

  3. Need of apparatus or of operation to improve existing conditions.

The causes of the deformity are:

  1. The effects of

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