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A disorder that occupies your entire body, and causes you to lose control of your freedom; claimed the lives of millions of young boys and Americans across the country. What is that disorder you may ask? Polio, the only handed most frightful disease, of the early 1900s. Even though polio, was unknown and under developed people still feared it for the worse. As America began to change, the polio outbreak followed directly behind. There was a war going on in America's backyard and the enemies are Americans versus a disorder. Based on David O’Shinskey "Polio: An American Story" polio dates back "from Egypt, around 1500 bd." And then " By the mid-1800s, western Europe and the United States". O’Shinskey then goes into the first documented proof of polio from the USA. "The very first documented polio outbreak in the USA occurred in the Otter Valley, near Rutland, Vermont, in 1864". Small did America know, we had our own warfare happening. A great deal of events were going on with America and other countries but matters were drastically changing for the worse. Polio began to inhabit the lifestyles of younger small boys in rural areas like Otter Valley Vermont. Due to his diligence and time, Doctor Charles Caverly along with his extensive research to all victims helped come up with his own theory that polio mostly affect and steams from men. Sparking his interest in this mystery disease Caverly started to study the cases and contrast and compare polio victims. Becoming one of many founding fathers of polio, Caverly opened doors for several scientists. With hardly any details and ignorance regarding polio, several rumors and speculation began to grow and sweep the country. There started to become ignorance and petty events to form and.