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  • Sir Leigh Teabing had suffered from polio as a child and now wore leg braces and walked with crutches, but Langdon had found him such a lively and colorful man on his last visit that it hardly seemed an infirmity.
  • More clever still, Teabing had situated his electronic listening post in the one place a man with polio could not possibly reach.

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  • Polio paralyzed and killed thousands of Americans a year before vaccination began in 1955.
  • Their leader was Maulana Fazlullah, a 28-year-old who used to operate the pulley chair to cross the Swat River and whose right leg dragged because of childhood polio.
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