P. W. C.
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The term Coxsackie virus ("C virus") has been applied by Dalldorf1 to a filtrable agent first obtained2, 3 during the course of an epidemic of poliomyelitis in Coxsackie, N. Y., in 1948, by the injection into suckling mice of fecal extracts from two patients who presented the clinical picture of poliomyelitis. These same extracts did not produce poliomyelitis on intracerebral injection into monkeys. During the same season Dalldorf subsequently obtained a similar virus from nine other cases of "poliomyelitis" in New York, eight of which were not paralytic.
At the same time an extensive epidemic of poliomyelitis characterized by a
C. PW. COXSACKIE VIRUSES. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:257–263. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-1-257
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(1):257-263.
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