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San Francisco’s Plague Years
As officials spread disinformation, a deadly epidemic edged its way into the United States.
Book Club: The Story of the Polio Vaccine
The Science History Institute book club reads David M. Oshinsky’s Polio: An American Story.
Instrumental to Survival
At the turn of the 20th century diphtheria was a feared childhood illness, until a new treatment method came to the rescue.
Smallpox, polio, and the political and scientific haggling behind two medical triumphs.