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The Polio Crusade Alan Colburn Department of Science Education California State University, Long Beach
Living with the Threat of Infantile Paralysis Words on the Sign INFANTILE PARALYSIS POLIOMYELITIS INFANTILE PARALYSIS IS VERY PREVALENT IN THIS PART OF THE CITY. ON SOME STREETS MANY CHILDREN ARE ILL. THIS IS ONE OF THE STREETS. KEEP OFF THIS STREET.
FDR is Stricken with Polio (1921) For the first time a “famous” adult acquires the disease.
The March of Dimes
Killed vs. Live Virus Vaccines Jonas SalkAlfred Sabin
Testing the Salk Vaccine July 2, 1952: 43 children at the D. T. Watson Home for Crippled Children are injected with the killed virus vaccine. Salk also injects himself and his children. Testing continues at the Polk State School for the Retarded and Feeble Minded. In 1953 the March of Dimes announces they will fund the largest experiment the world had ever seen. Hundreds of thousands of school children will be injected with the Salk vaccine or a placebo. Hundreds of thousands more will receive no injections but act as “observed controls.” You are about to find out what happened...