Medicine: Polio Preventive

First time that a doctor recognized infantile paralysis as a separate disease was in England in 1784. First known case in the U.S. was in 1841. Vermont had the first U.S. epidemic, with 132 cases, in 1894. In 1907 and 1908 New York City had 2,000 cases, 130 deaths. In 1916 occurred the nation's worst epidemic of the disease. New York City had 8,928 cases, of whom 27% died. That year 7,130 children died of infantile paralysis in the U.S. In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt contracted the disease. In 1931 Brooklyn was terrified...

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