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Tex Med. 2019 Feb 1;115(2):47.

Talk to Patients About: Polio.

Abstract

Polio once terrified Americans. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the virus crippled around 35,000 Americans a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because polio often attacked abdominal muscles used to breathe, many died or permanently needed a respirator called an iron lung.

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30817839
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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