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Life Before the Polio Vaccine

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Student volunteers for the first Polio vaccine trials

What was life like before childhood vaccines? In this episode, of the University of Pittsburgh school of Medicine podcast, we hear from people who grew up in the shadow of a crippling disease: among them, school kids from the clinical trials of Jonas Salk’s killed-virus polio vaccine. Their accounts tell the story of how ordinary people helped win the struggle against one of the most crippling diseases in history.