The history of poliomyelitis (polio) infections extends into prehistory. Although
major polio epidemics were unknown before the 20th century, the disease has ...
Few diseases frightened parents more in the early part of the 20<sup>th</sup> century than
polio did. Polio struck in the warm summer months, sweeping through towns in ...
History of polio. In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared
diseases in industrialized countries, paralysing hundreds of thousands of
Evidence of sporadic epidemics of polio predate recorded history. 1789, British
physician Michael Underwood provides first clinical description of the disease.
Feb 19, 2013 ... Health Impact News Editor Comments: The science and history of the polio
vaccine is written by Dr. Viera Scheibner . The entire article, History ...
1894 - The first major polio epidemic reported in the United States occurs in
Vermont, consisting of 132 total cases, including some adults. 1908 - Polio
On this day in History, Salk announces polio vaccine on Mar 26, 1953. Learn
more about what happened today on History.
History of Acute Polio. Poliomyelitis has been around since antiquity. An Egyptian
wall-plaque from the period 1580-1350 BC depicts a young man with a ...
Aug 6, 2015 ... Today, because of aggressive public health efforts, polio has been nearly wiped
out globally. We look at the history of polio and the ongoing ...
Oct 16, 2012 ... During the early 20th century, polio killed thousands of American children ...
launched what was then the largest human trial in history, injecting ...