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This book represents a series of six lectures delivered at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., on April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, 1941, under the auspices of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc.
Each lecture, given by a man distinguished in his particular field, deals with a different phase of the disease. Thus, the history, etiology, immunologic and serologic phenomena, pathology and pathogenesis and epidemiology and treatment of poliomyelitis and the rehabilitation of patients are adequately discussed.
The extensive bibliography includes 575 references, and the index is informative.
This volume should be of particular interest to the otolaryngologist because of the detailed discussion of the virus with reference both to the known portals of entry and exit (the nasal mucosa and the nasopharynx) and to other likely routes.
No claim is made for a final solution of the intricate problem of combating poliomyelitis, as stated in the preface,
Infantile Paralysis: 1941. Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(5):1081. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041155021
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