1934 Los Angeles atypical polio outbreak

SWAlexander

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Thank you for pointing it out.
Finally!!! I have been saying for years PPS is (part of) ME/CFS.
I was laughed at by every doctor telling me "you have no medical credentials."
But, I have had all related symptoms since the age of 5 y old.

The 1934 Los Angeles County General Hospital epidemic is the first known recorded cluster outbreak resulting in what is now known as myalgic encephalomyelitis.
https://me-pedia.org/wiki/1934_Los_Angeles_atypical_polio_outbreak
 

lenora

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Yes, I meant to correct the outbreak to atypical polio, but the day passed and I forgot. I must get a book on the history of outbreaks over the years in chronological order.

I think I have the correct answer and then a new outbreak appears. Still, one of the best books (and I don't know where it is to get the name) is a very long one re: the Lake Tahoe Outbreak and the follow-up all those years ago. Well, it doesn't seem that many to me, but time passes faster than we like to think. That book is one that I'll always have on hand as a reference book.

Many have been written since...especially as new cases appear, but that remains a good, solid look at the not-so-distant past and the people affected. That time is forever etched in my memory. Yours, Lenora
 

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one of the best books (and I don't know where it is to get the name) is a very long one re: the Lake Tahoe Outbreak and the follow-up all those years ago. Well, it doesn't seem that many to me, but time passes faster than we like to think. That book is one that I'll always have on hand as a reference book.
I'm guessing you're talking about Osler's Web, by Hillary Johnson - it is an excellent book, and a hard read, it is so full of information -