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Polio History and Research Resources

We have been getting more and more requests from middle and senior high school students for help in doing research on polio. It's hard to keep up with all the requests, but we sure do appreciate your interest. This page is designed to help you out. Let us know what else you would like to see added.

poliovirus_anim The polio virus (pictured at left) attacks the nervous system, leading to paralysis and sometimes to death.

History of Polio

Famous People Who Had Polio
HHRS Resources: Poliomyelitis History
Breathing Lessons - 1996 Academy Award for best short documentary

Polio: Cause and Effect of the Disease

How the polio virus works
drkoop.com: Conditions And Concerns: Medical Encyclopedia: Poliomyelitis

Post-Polio Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment


The Fight Against Polio Today

polio immunization