Polio Epidemic in the United States

Davidson College professor Sally McMillen talked about the polio epidemic in the United States in the early to mid-20th century. Fear… read more

Davidson College professor Sally McMillen talked about the polio epidemic in the United States in the early to mid-20th century. Fear of contracting polio grew following a series of outbreaks, including one in 1916 that started in Brooklyn, New York, and eventually killed more than 6,000 people. She also spoke about the efforts of President Franklin Roosevelt to help find a cure, in part by starting the March of Dimes organization. close

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Polio Epidemic in the United States

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314063-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Davidson, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Aug 17, 2013
Last Aired:
Oct 20, 2013

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  • Aug 17, 2013 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 17, 2013 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 18, 2013 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2013 | 8:39am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2013 | 4:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 20, 2013 | 5:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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