Life before vaccination: Elvis Visiting polio victims, May 1957 (a horrifying scourge. Thank you, Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin for developing the polio vaccine!) In 1957 there were still children contracting Polio. It was a horrible disease.
This site explores the history of polio, the science and philanthropy behind the vaccines, the experiences of people who contracted polio and their influence on American culture, and current global efforts at stopping transmission of the poliovirus.