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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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- Fall '11
- Polio vaccine, Poliomyelitis, polio virus