Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: The Polio Vaccine

In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton looks back at the devastating polio epidemic of the 20th century and the Salk vaccine, first field tested 66 years ago this week, that eventually eradicated the virus.

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  1. Mel

    Dear Stan:
    Thank you for your message. It was timely and offers hope that the current virus will be overcome – but much quicker.
    My personal experience with poliomyelitis began in the 1930’s when most treatment was not really well understood and prevention was not though to be possible. Like many others I always saved my dimes to put in the bucket when I went to the Saturday movie. US dimes have the likeness of FDR which is appropriate.
    Good wishes,
    Mel Galin


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