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The Future of America's Past | Clip | Polio on Trial

Racing to develop potential vaccines... labs preparing for widespread testing... families desperate for an answer to a public health crisis -- this was the story in 1954, when a new vaccine to prevent polio persuaded parents to join a nationwide trial. Host Ed Ayers learns from a polio survivor, an epidemiologist, and a scholar about the successes and challenges of distributing a new vaccine.

0:05:00 | AIRED: 8/9/2020 |
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