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October 18, 1930

PARIS

JAMA. 1930;95(16):1189-1190. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720160049020

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Abstract

The Epidemic of Poliomyelitis  The epidemic of poliomyelitis, which has lasted for three months, is dying out. There are at present only a few isolated cases. The epidemic started in the vicinity of Strasbourg, which remained its chief center and furnished the largest number of cases (293). From Strasbourg it extended toward the north to Moselle (sixty-seven cases) and to the south to Belfort, by way of Mulhouse. The points attacked formed gradually an incomplete circle about Paris, which was not directly affected. The most distant points reached were Normandy on the west and Châlon-sur-Saône on the south. The epidemic has died out completely in Alsace. The complete history of this epidemic cannot yet be written as the authorities were cautious about giving out information during the summer vacation period for fear of awakening undue anxiety in the minds of travelers and tourists. No document has been published as yet

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