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January 1947

The Challenge of Polio.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;45(1):143. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690010150016

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This small compendium of the history of infantile paralysis is well done. It is worth while for physician and layman alike. Mr. Berg has a flair for the dramatic, so often lacking in medical literature.

The history of any disease necessitates careful choosing; so many men are involved, and various important personages must be dealt with gently.

The author has succeeded in conveying a fine message of the scientific and consistent research that is being fostered by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The directors seem to go to all reasonable lengths in trying out every new idea advanced by reputable people. Sister Kenny is discussed with fairness and justice.

The admixture of scientific endeavor and popular motif in the work are indeed well presented.

All in all the book is worth while reading, and especially so for intelligent laymen interested in medical things in particular and in humanity in

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