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Polio: The Dread Disease


A quarantined polio patient Bettmann /Contributor/Getty Images
A quarantined polio patient Bettmann /Contributor/Getty Images

Polio was a terrifying threat in the early 20th century: It often left victims paralyzed or dead. Yet two vaccines caused an immediate drop in polio cases and today they've nearly eradicated the disease. But what exactly happened? Tune in to find out.

Topics in this Podcast: disability, vaccines, medical history, Jewish history