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Posts tagged “polio

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Animals being used as part of medical therapy; ca. 1956.

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Patients in Iron Lungs during a polio epidemic, ca. 1952.

M3oSmjlAnd this is why you should vaccinate your kids. We didn’t spend all that time, money, and suffering developing a vaccine, for you to decide doctors don’t know what they’re talking about.

(Figurative you, not actually you.)


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Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination. Many children lived for months in these machines, though not all survived. c. 1937

Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination. Many children lived for months in these machines, though not all survived. c. 1937