DOROTHY M. HORSTMANN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In this discussion of the clinical epidemiology of poliomyelitis, attention will be focused on the family epidemiology of the disease. This seems a reasonable approach, for it is the family unit with which the clinician is concerned: he is called to see a sick patient, it is true, but as with many other diseases, the circumstances under which the patient became sick are intimately connected with events involving other members of the family group.
This concept is well illustrated in figure 1, which is a family chart, outlining the experience of one family infected with poliomyelitis virus, which has been
HORSTMANN DM. THE CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF POLIOMYELITIS12. Ann Intern Med. ;43:526–533. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-3-526
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