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Polio and the dawn of modern medicine

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Intensive care units and mechanical ventilation are at the foundation of modern medical care. The origins of these two innovations are in the polio epidemic of the 1950’s. On The Point, we revisit a conversation with Dr. Hannah Wunsch about the polio epidemic and the evolution of modern rehabilitation medicine. Her book is The Autumn Ghost.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.