THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
There are two ways in which a careful study of the cerebrospinal fluid in acute poliomyelitis may help to throw light on the disease. On the one hand, the changes observed may facilitate early diagnosis and thus enhance the value of any method of treatment which may be discovered in the future, and on the other hand, the variations in the character of the fluid, as observed during the progress of the disease in each case, may give some information as to the usual course of the process and thus be an aid in determining how far any given remedy is effective or to what extent the natural course of the disease may be influenced. The following study was thus made with the twofold object of determining whether the examination of the spinal fluid may be an aid in early diagnosis, and what changes occur in the
DRAPER G, PEABODY FW. A STUDY OF THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUID AND BLOOD IN ACUTE POLIOMYELITIS. Am J Dis Child. 1912;III(3):153–169. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1912.04100150022002
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