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50th Anniversary of Polio Vaccine

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50th Anniversary of Polio Vaccine

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50th Anniversary of Polio Vaccine

50th Anniversary of Polio Vaccine

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Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the Polio vaccine being declared safe and effective. We speak with a medical historian about the significance of that development.

Guest:

Dr. Sherwin Nuland, medical historian; professor emeritus of clinical surgery at Yale University; author, Doctors: The Biography of Medicine and How We Die.