Polio hydrotherapy

Polio hydrotherapy

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Caption: Polio hydrotherapy. Medical staff with a child patient in a hydrotherapy bath. The child has been paralysed by polio. Polio, also known as poliomyelitis and infantile paralysis, is a childhood disease caused by the poliovirus. Polio epidemics in the early 20th century left thousands paralysed. Vaccines were developed in the 1950s and 1960s. Photographed in France.

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