How Scientific Was the Identification of the Poliovirus?

How Scientific Was the Identification of the Poliovirus?
Published September 15, 2017
The year 1908 was a landmark year in the history of poliomyelitis, or “polio.” It was the year Austrian physicians Karl Landsteiner, MD and Erwin Popper, MD claimed they discovered the poliovirus. The two physicians did not actually see the poliovirus, because they did not have the technology to visually look at it under a microscope. The first electron microscope that gave scientists and doctors the ability to view viruses would not be invented for another 23 years. The discovery by Drs. Landsteiner and Popper of what came…

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