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Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome

  • By: Omar A. Khan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

In 1895, Gould's Medical Dictionary defined poliomyelitis as follows:

Acute inflammation of the anterior horns of the gray matter of the spinal cord, leading to a destruction of the large multipolar cells of these horns. It is most common in children, coming ...
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