Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: conundrums

  • Polio conundrums

    Denis GillDublin, Ireland For most children, infection with the polio virus caused no symptoms or a minor illness. But about 1% of those infected experienced paralysis of one or both lower limbs. Worse still, bulbar paralysis could lead to the inability to breathe. The effects of polio were devastating for a previously well child. Polio…