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Polio Eradication Field Guide, Second Edition. Pan American Health Organization—Technical Paper No. 40. Washington, DC: PAHO, 1994. $6.00.

This brief volume, 77 pages, will be of interest to virologists who have a specific interest in poliomyelitis. Brief reviews of the epidemiology, clinical features and essential case definitions are helpful to the more general reader. Public health practioners will find the details of planning, management and organization necessary for such a program a useful guide in developing and coordinating other disease control programs with complex approaches and goals.

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