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December 23, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(17):1467. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920170047012

During August and September of 1947, 114 patients with "epidemic pleurodynia" were admitted to one Boston hospital.1 The disease was characterized by fever and pleuritic pain, often accompanied by headache, abdominal pain and stiffness of the back and neck. From stored throat washings from typical cases Weller2 and associates of Harvard University and Tufts College have recently isolated a virus antigenically related to the "Connecticut 5" virus previously isolated by Melnick3 from a case of "nonparalytic poliomyelitis."