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November 5, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(19):1616-1617. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740710060026

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Acute Anterior Poliomyelitis in Germany  Poliomyelitis is present in the province of Pomerania, in Brandenburg and in other districts of Germany. In Pomerania, all the higher schools have been closed for the period from September 15 to October 3; also several classes in the Berlin schools have been suspended. Whether the number of cases will exceed the usual number every year is not yet certain. According to reports, thus far the disease is not assuming an epidemic character. Sixty-two cases have been reported this year in Berlin, although fifty of these cases were notified in July, August and September; four deaths have occurred. That there has been a considerable increase in the morbidity may be seen from the adjoining table, which is taken from the Reichsgesundheitsblatt.The mayor of Berlin, acting in accord with the chief of police, ordered that, in view of the considerable number of cases of poliomyelitis

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