More than 10,000 papers have been published on poliomyelitis during the last 25 years. Yet very little has been written on the important question of the prognosis of the disease — to my knowledge less than twenty articles since 1935. This is all the more surprising considering the crippling nature of the disease and the fact that the patients themselves and their relatives are gravely concerned about the prognosis from the very beginning, and are anxious to learn as quickly as possible what the outcome will be.


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