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The Polio Crusade

history disease vaccine science polio

The Polio Crusade

Release Date: February 02, 2009

Year    :   2009
Slogan    :   «A time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease»
Genres    :   Documentary, History
Production Companies    :   WGBH Boston, Sarah Colt Productions
Director    :   Sarah Colt
Producers    :   Sarah Colt, Stephanie Mills, Mark Samuels
Writers    :   Sarah Colt
RunTime    :   55 mins.

The film interweaves the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of an ardent crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf while scientists raced to eradicate this dreaded disease. Based in part on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Polio: An American Story by David Oshinsky, Features interviews with historians, scientists, polio survivors, and the only surviving scientist from the core research team that developed the Salk vaccine, Julius Youngner.


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