Obsessively self-reliant Dr. Robert Parker faces an uncertain future and an extended period of reliance on an iron lung (and on other people) after he contracts a case of polio.
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Show aired originally on Jan. 24 1955.. few months later on April 12 1955 test results of the successful Salk Vaccine were announced. Virtually eliminating the dreadful disease of Polio. See more
Dr. Konrad Styner
You have witnessed the treatment of the disease in its acute form. Actually, few polio victims suffer permanent disability. An extremely small percentage die. Although to date there is no cure, poliomyelitis will eventually be conquered. For any needless death represents defeat to a profession dedicated to life.