A horror movie could not be more dramatic: A disease seeks out mainly children and terrorizes them
and their parents each summer. They no longer go to pools or movie theaters for fear they might
contract the potentially fatal disease that often cripples its victims. A beloved, polio-afflicted
U.S. President inspires the country's men, women, and children to send their dimes to fund research
- some of which would go to an ambitious, but unknown 33-year-old scientist at the University of
Pittsburgh who would change the course of medical history.
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connect the development of the Salk vaccine to present day efforts by Rotary International and the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to make the world polio free.