The Armstrong Circle Theatre

Season 8 Episode 3

Flare Up

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 30, 1956 on NBC
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The true story of a polio outbreak in Chicago is dramatized in this episode. The president of the Chicago Board of Health, Dr. Herman Bundesen, makes the risky decision to administer shots during the outbreak. One early victim is young Miguel Rico, who dies after receiving only one of the three required Salk vaccine shots. His father, Tomas, is sure he got the disease from the vaccine and warns other parents not to allow the vaccinations. Eventually, Tomas' wife convinces him that Miguel died because he had received only one of the shots and they have finally have their daughter vaccinated.moreless

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