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October 1911

EPIDEMIOLOGIC AND ETIOLOGIC STUDIES OF ACUTE POLIOMYELITIS IN PENNSYLVANIA

Am J Dis Child. 1911;II(4):221-242. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1911.04100100002001
Abstract

During 1907 some 200 cases of poliomyelitis developed in a district in the northwestern section of Pennsylvania, extending from 78° 55′ to 80° 15′ west longitude and from 41° to 41° 30′ north latitude. The outbreak apparently began the latter part of July in Elk County and in early August in Venango County, appearing first in Elk County at Ridgway and in Venango County at Oil City; later at Du Bois, in Clearfield County and at Eau Claire in Butler County. In this outbreak the height of the epidemic seemed to be reached the latter part of September and by the end of November the disease was practically stamped out. A small outbreak occurred in Adams County during July and August, 1908. Sporadic cases, only, occurred during 1909.

During the summer of 1910 an epidemic of considerable proportions developed in widely separated sections of the state, reaching a total of

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