JOSEPH G. BENTON, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.P.; BERTRAND C. KRIETE, M.D.
There is little doubt that recent advances in the prophylaxis of anterior poliomyelitis will greatly alter the public health importance of this disease syndrome,1, 2 and that the epidemics which resulted in death and serious, disabling neuromuscular disease will no longer be significant clinical problems in the foreseeable future.
The development of the Respirator and Rehabilitation program under the auspices of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and selected hospitals and medical schools has resulted in a marked reduction in mortality due to acute poliomyelitis,3 and has demonstrated the importance of the "multidiscipline approach" for "total care" of probably
BENTON JG, KRIETE BC. CLINICAL MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF THE POLIOMYELITIS PATIENT WITH RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1108–1116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-6-1108
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