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The machine would push and pull the muscles
of the chest acting as a ventilator.
Around the turn of the 19th century the polio
virus became a problem in America.
Unsanitary conditions and improper sewage
systems were to blame.
Cases in cities sky rocketed in the summer
months. Effects on Appalachia
Small town communities such as Wytheville,
Virginia were blindsided with a polio epidemic
Due to their isolation it was hard for patients to
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course HUM 1704 taught by Professor Srjackson during the Fall '11 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '11