Germ of Infantile Paralysis

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    PROF. FREDERICK EBERSON, director of clinical laboratories and research at the Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, announced at the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that he has succeeded in cultivating the virus of poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis) in a special culture medium, and in reproducing the disease in the monkey by inoculation of the culture. The virus has long been known as an invisible and filterable one, in which state it is present in the brain and spinal cord of the patient, but in the culture it is claimed that it becomes larger and assumes a form which is just visible microscopically.

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    Germ of Infantile Paralysis. Nature 129, 54 (1932) doi:10.1038/129054a0

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