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polio
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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Definition
an acute viral disease marked by muscle paralysis caused by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
  • The constant worry about polio—that, in its own strange way, was love.
    p. 99.5
  • In the hot still summers, when polio was feared, Caroline had been made to stay inside, sweat beading on her temples as she stretched out on the daybed by the window in the upstairs hallway, reading.
    p. 23.3

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