This book is composed of six lectures delivered at Vanderbilt University in April of 1941 on the history, etiology, immunology, pathology and pathogenesis, epidemiology, and treatment of poliomyelitis, by Drs. Paul F. Clark, Charles Armstrong, Thomas M. Rivers, Ernest W. Goodpasture, John R. Paul, and Frank R. Ober. The purpose of this symposium has been to compile and evaluate the important publications on poliomyelitis and to serve as a stimulus and guide for further investigation.
Experimental studies on poliomyelitis have been limited due to the expense involved when working with monkeys. All other laboratory animals proved unsatisfactory. A possible solution