President Roosevelt’s War on Polio

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President Roosevelt's War on Polio

Travel back to a world gripped in fear and see how Dr. Salk, with his dedicated staff, a young charity, and a faithful nation, came together to conquer polio.Polio: Beating the Virus, tonight at 9pm.

Posted by Smithsonian Channel on Monday, May 18, 2020

President Roosevelt’s War on Polio

The paralytic illness of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945) began in 1921 when the future President of the United States was 39 years old.

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