παραλυτικός - somebody suffering the effects of polio?

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Stephen Hughes
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παραλυτικός - somebody suffering the effects of polio?

Post by Stephen Hughes » March 11th, 2017, 5:09 am

Does παραλυτικός "paralytic" refer to somebody suffering the efffects of infantile poliomyelitis? Has terminology or disease classification changed since ancient times?
Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ
(Menander, Γνῶμαι μονόστιχοι 108)

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