1934 Los Angeles atypical polio outbreak

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The 1934 Los Angeles County Hospital epidemic is the first known recorded cluster outbreak resulting in what is now known as myalgic encephalomyelitis.

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  • Epidemiological Study Of An Epidemic, Diagnosed As Poliomyelitis, Occurring Among The Personnel Of The Los Angeles County General Hospital During The Summer Of 1934 - Public Health Bulletin no.231-240 1936-1938 By: A.G. Gilliam[1]
  • Observations On The Epidemic Of Polio-Encephalitis In Los Angeles, 1934* - California And Western Medicine By: E.C. Rosenow, MD; F.R. Heilman, M.D.; and C.H. Pettet, M.D.[2]
  • Poliomyelitis-The Los Angeles Epidemic of 1934* - Western Journal of Medicine By: R.W. Meals, MD; Vernon F. Hauser, MD; and Albert G. Bower, MD[3]
  • Use of Serum and the Routine and Experimental Laboratory Findings in the 1934 Poliomyelitis Epidemic* - American Public Health Association By: John F. Kessel, Anson S. Hoyt and Roy T. Fisk[4]

Newspaper articles[edit | edit source]

  • Los Angeles Polio Epidemic Decreases - Madera Tribune, Number 55, 6 July 1934[5]
  • Infantile Paralysis Development Shown - Madera Tribune, Number 58, 10 July 1934 Editor's Note: This article reveals that persons over the age of 20 were being described as having "Infantile Paralysis".[6]
  • Infantile Paralysis Outbreak Not Serious - Madera Tribune, Number 55, 6 July 1934[7]
  • Infantile Paralysis Peak Reported Passed - Madera Tribune, Number 56, 7 July 1934[8]
  • Real Heros of Paralysis Epidemic - Healdburg Tribune, Number 290, 11 October 1934 Editor's Note: GREAT PHOTOGRAPH OF SICK NURSES![9]

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