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IN THE last few years, because of availability of artificial aids to respiration, a great deal of attention has been given to the early detection of insufficiency of respiration, particularly in the narrow field of respiratory involvement in poliomyelitis.1
ONE OF the many difficulties encountered in the management of bulbar poliomyelitis has been the development of respiratory distress resulting from accumulation and inspissation of mucus within the respiratory tract with resultant segmental or even massive atelectasis. Until recently, the...
ANY SIMPLE technical procedure is of value when it aids in establishing a clinical diagnosis without the necessity of an exploratory operation. It is our aim to show how pneumoperitoneum can be adapted to children for this purpose in various sex-endocrine disturbances. To the best of our...
ADDITIONAL observations have been made on the respiration of 14 sleeping newborn infants ranging in age from 8 days to 46 days, in an effort to reexamine the trend and range of normal with reference to minute volume, tidal air, rate, and pattern. The observations have been related to the...
TWO FACTS have stimulated our interest in tuberculous pericarditis. First, and most important, there are indications that this disease is becoming amenable to treatment and may also be seen in early stages more often because of therapy of tuberculosis elsewhere. Second, the literature...
SINCE there is an impression that a practicable vaccine for poliomyelitis is either at hand or immediately around the corner, it may be best to start this discussion with the statement that such a vaccine is not now at hand and that one can only guess as to what is around the corner. The...
THE PRESENT article was prepared at the request of the American Medical Association as part of the symposium on poliomyelitis. It represents the author's evaluation of published and unpublished data pertinent to the prophylactic use of gamma globulin in prevention of poliomyelitis. The...
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