publication . Doctoral thesis . 2004

Höstens spöke : de svenska polioepidemiernas historia

Axelsson, Per;
Open Access Swedish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Historiska studier
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Polio epidemics appeared in Sweden in 1881 and at the turn of the 20th century the disease became an annual feature in the epidemiological pattern. Due to vaccination starting in 1957 epidemics ceased to exist in Sweden around 1965. This thesis deals with the history polio epidemics in Sweden, 1880-1965 and studies the demographical influence of polio, how the medical authorities investigated and tried to combat it, and the care of those who contracted the disease. A study of polio mortality and incidence in Sweden at the national level during 1905-1962 reveals that the disease caused 6,000 deaths out of the 51,000 cases reported. At the beginning of the 20th ce...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizationscomplex mixtures
free text keywords: History of medicine, polio, history of diseases, demography, medical science, preventive measures, vaccination, health care, disability, therapeutics, Sweden, 20th century, Medicinhistoria, History, Historia
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