Texas Bay Area Polio Survivors

HEATHER GREEN WOOTEN WAS OUR SPECIAL GUEST AUTHOR In November 2009.

From the 1930s to the 1950s, the rising epidemic of paralytic poliomyelitis (polio) threatened lives in the United States, especially in the South. Houston and Harris County, Texas had the second-highest rate of infection in the nation, and the rest of the Texas Gulf was particularly hard-hit.      

"An engaging . . . piece of social history of medicine"   Barbara Gastel, Professor   ;   Department of Humanities in Medicine,Texas A&M Health Science Center
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