Submited on: 25 Nov 2011 01:40:59 AM GMT
Published on: 25 Nov 2011 05:54:44 PM GMT
Possible Eradication of Polio?
Posted by Dr. Thomas Herchline on 28 Nov 2011 03:31:19 PM GMT

1 Is the subject of the article within the scope of the subject category? Yes
2 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data? Partly
3 Is this a new and original contribution? Yes
4 Does this paper exemplify an awareness of other research on the topic? Yes
5 Are structure and length satisfactory? Yes
6 Can you suggest brief additions or amendments or an introductory statement that will increase the value of this paper for an international audience? No
7 Can you suggest any reductions in the paper, or deletions of parts? No
8 Is the quality of the diction satisfactory? Yes
9 Are the illustrations and tables necessary and acceptable? Yes
10 Are the references adequate and are they all necessary? Yes
11 Are the keywords and abstract or summary informative? No
  • Other Comments:

    This is an opinion paper based on mathematical modeling of epidemics.


    There is no abstract provided and no stated conclusions.


    The implied conclusion is that diseases naturally follow a cyclic pattern but may eventually settle into a steady equilibrium (between sick and well).


    There is a problem with the symbols used for coefficients - they do not appear in the text.

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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Medical Director, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County

  • How to cite:  Herchline T .Possible Eradication of Polio?[Review of the article 'On the Long-term Health Care Crisis. A Possible Eradication Scenario ' by Lonngren K].WebmedCentral 2011;2(11):WMCRW001167
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