Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth-Century United States History

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Polio Vaccine Discovered
Poliomyelitis was one of the most feared epidemic diseases of the twentieth century. In 1952 alone, it struck 50,000 Americans, killing more than 3,000 of them. Dr. Jonas E. Salk discovered a vaccine for this crippling disease that could be derived from the inactive virus itself, and in 1955 nearly 2,000 schoolchildren were inoculated with his vaccine. The following year Dr. Albert Sabin perfected an oral vaccine that derived from the live virus. The work of both men led to the rapid decline of the disease.
Suggestions for Term Papers
1. Discuss the prevaccine attempts to combat polio.
2. Discuss Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal battle against polio.
3. Discuss Dr. Jonas Salk’s discovery of the first polio vaccine.
4. Discuss Dr. Albert Sabin and the discovery of the oral polio vaccine.
5. Analyze the battle for public vaccination of schoolchildren.

GENERAL SOURCES

Black, Kathryn. In the Shadow of Polio: A Personal and Social History. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996. An interesting narrative, part biography and part history, of a polio victim and her treatment.

Daniel, Thomas M., and Frederick C. Robbins, eds. Polio. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester, 1997. Historical narrative on the fight against polio in the twentieth century.

Gould, Tony. A Summer Plague: Polio and Its Survivors. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995. Detailed history of polio and its victims; recalls the fear of the summer seasons, when polio struck.

Munsat, Theodore, ed. Post-Polio Syndrome. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991. Brief collection of essays on polio and its complications.

Rogers, Naomi. Dirt and Disease: Polio before FDR. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1992. Informative history of the disease in

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