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Modern Marvels - Search For The Polio Vaccine, The (1997)

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Jeff Scheftel
Parks Stephenson
James Smith
Movie Details
Genre Documentary
Director Larayne Decoeur
Studio A&E
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 50 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
It was once one of the most feared human afflictions - a disease that struck without warning, crippling and killing thousands each year.

In the early 1900s, the search for a vaccine that would eradicate poliomyelitis (better known as polio) was a quest that frustrated even the brightest minds in medicine. Despite massive funding, polio remained a serious threat in both developing and industrialized nations through the mid-20th century. But then in the early1950s, a young American doctor named Jonas Salk made a revolutionary breakthrough that forever changed the world of medicine and ultimately saved millions of lives - he discovered a successful vaccine.

In this dramatic story brought to you by THE HISTORY CHANNEL, meet polio victims who describe the disease's horrors and scientists who recount the great medical triumph that would later spare the lives of so many.
Product Details
Edition History Channel
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 733961719123
Release Date 4/26/05
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Features Not Specified

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