NED M. SHUTKIN, M.D.
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The epidemic of anterior poliomyelitis in North Carolina during the summer months of 1948 was unprecedented both as to the number of cases and also as to the percentage of the bulbar and/or respiratory cases. The unusual incidence of the latter so taxed the facilities of the poliomyelitis unit set up at the North Carolina Orthopedic Hospital that, for the most part, we were obliged to admit only those patients with bulbar and/or respiratory symptoms and those with evidence of high spinal cord involvement, so frequently the precursor of respiratory or bulbar paralysis.
In the course of handling 362 acute
SHUTKIN NM. CLINICAL NOTES ON AN EPIDEMIC OF POLIOMYELITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:655–668. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-3-655
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(3):655-668.
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