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December 2, 1974

Poliomyelitis in an Isolated Amerindian Population

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.

JAMA. 1974;230(9):1295-1297. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240090035021

A poliomyelitis epidemic apparently occurred in about 1936 in an almost totally isolated population of forest-dwelling Amerindians, suggesting that endemic poliomyelitis may have been present prior to sustained contact with urban populations.

(JAMA 230:1295-1297, 1974)