Modern Marvels

Season 5 Episode 10

The Search for the Polio Vaccine

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 05, 1997 on The History Channel
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The Search for the Polio Vaccine
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When "poliomyelitis" swept the nation, thousands died or were disabled before American ingenuity, trial and error, and blatant acts of desperation led to one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history. We'll see how polio shaped the vision of FDR, and catapulted the young unknown doctor Jonas Salk to international celebrity.moreless
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