American Experience: The Polio Crusade

In the middle of the 20th century, the number of cases of polio was growing each summer. No one knew what caused it, how to prevent it, or how to cure it. This documentary mixes the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of those who raced to eradicate the disease. It features interviews with historians, scientists, and polio survivors. The story it tells is one of despair, hope, and success in a battle fought by the entire nation.

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