The American Experience: Season 21, Episode 2

The Polio Crusade (2 Feb. 2009)

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This film interweaves the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of an ardent crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf while scientists raced to eradicate this dreaded disease

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This film interweaves the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of an ardent crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf while scientists raced to eradicate this dreaded disease

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Of course we all know about polio. All we here nowadays is about how it's being eradicated in most countries and in the world. This documentary shows us how it was achieved. The gravity of the situation is understood here as it was a generation ago when I created havoc, ofocourse this shows only the American side of the story. But the initiatives created to so,be the problem has probably stayed in today in various social and health care endeavors especially in generating funds and getting a while population behind a programme. Also highlighted is ow the vaccine was produced and how the the inventors of the vaccine actually did it. Roosevelt belong affected by it was probably a big push which was needed to get polio recognised and luckily he chose the right man to spearhead the project when he became president. Good watch


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