A Paralyzing Fear: The Story Of Polio In America

  • 1997
  • 1 HR 30 MIN
  • NR
  • Documentary

An engaging, solidly researched and thoroughly informative history of polio in America. Poliomyelitis, a viral infection that attacks the central nervous system and often results in paralysis and death, had existed for thousands of years in other parts of the world, but was relatively unknown in America until the late 19th century. Director Nina Seavey...read more

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