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March 1950

Poliomyelitis: Papers and Discussions Presented at the First Conference, 1948.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(3):610. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010623025

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It is entirely fitting and indeed most fortunate that the great mass of current knowledge presented at the First International Conference on Poliomyelitis has been made available in book form. Not only has the full text of each paper and its contained illustrations been recorded, but, equally important, the panel discussions stimulated by the formal presentations are appended to each section. Comment is hardly necessary concerning the roster of speakers and discussants except to state that only an organization of international scope and prestige could have attracted such a galaxy of authoritative opinions concerning any and all phases of the problem of poliomyelitis. A particularly wholesome balance between problems of practical clinical management, public health aspects, economic considerations, on the one hand, and fundamental questions concerning pathogenetic, pathologic and immunologic aspects, and chemotherapeutic possibilities, on the other, has been maintained. Bibliographies are included. There can be no question concerning the

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