P. W. C.
The problem of the pathogenesis of poliomyelitis—its portal of entry, the manner of the distribution of the virus in the body tissues and the route by which it is disseminated—has not yet been satisfactorily solved, in spite of much intensive investigation.
The study of the disease is beset with many practical difficulties. One of the greatest of these is the fact that the monkey is the only animal susceptible to the filtrable virus which causes the disease, and successful inoculation of these animals is the only method of demonstrating its presence. Even monkeys appear to differ in susceptibility, and individual
C. PW. THE PATHWAY OF INFECTION IN POLIOMYELITIS. Ann Intern Med. ;15:329–332. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-2-329
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(2):329-332.
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