A. M., aged 18 years 2 months, was taken with a febrile attack Oct. 13, 1900, accompanied by much pain in the back and thighs, and followed by acute paralysis of the lower limbs.
The patient, an intelligent young man, gives the following account of the attack: On the day he first took to bed he went to school as usual in the morning, although feeling poorly. He was too ill to remain at school, but walked home, a distance of one mile, and went to bed very ill. The next two days he was very restless, suffering especially with pain in the loins and thighs; he was so sensitive to touch that he dreaded to have anyone take hold of him, and it made him sore and tired to lie, and he was in and out of bed frequently. Finally, he could not get up and realized that his
FRY FR. ACUTE ANTERIOR POLIOMYELITIS IN A YOUTH OF 18 YEARS. REMARKS ON THE SENSORY SYMPTOMS.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(21):1357-1359. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480210015001e