WAS SIR WALTER SCOTT'S LAMENESS CAUSED BY POLIOMYELITIS?

@article{C1973WASSW,
  title={WAS SIR WALTER SCOTT'S LAMENESS CAUSED BY POLIOMYELITIS?},
  author={T. E. C.},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1973}
}
  • T. C.
  • Published 1 January 1973
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
The following autobiographical account of one of Sir Walter Scott's illnesses would strongly suggest that his lameness was due to poliomyelitis. As such, it probably amounts to the earliest case on record in the British Isles–or possibly anywhere.1 Sir Walter wrote: I showed every sign of health and strength until I was about eighteen months old. One night, I have been often told, I showed great reluctance to be caught and put to bed, and after being chased about the room, was apprehended and…