A Childhood Terror
The history of polio in the U.S.
David Oshinsky remembers growing up in an America terrified by polio—a plague that put every child at risk until a vaccine was finally developed in the mid-1950s.
June 23, 2011
David Oshinsky, the author of Polio: An American Story reflects on the history of polio and the final push needed for eradication.