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American Experience: The Polio Crusade

The story behind the efforts to find a vaccine that would eliminate polio. Included is a profile on "March of Dimes" developer, lawyer Basil O'Connor (1892 - 1972); a competition between researchers Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin to find a vaccine; and remarks from historians, scientists, polio survivors and Julius Younger, a member of Jonas Salk's research team.


Episode Info


Episode number: 21x2
Production Number: 2102
Airdate: Monday February 02nd, 2009

Director: Sarah Colt
Writer: Sarah Colt


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Linda Hunt
voiced Narrator
Recurring
Warning: American Experience season 21 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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