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Searching the world wide web for "polio" or "post-polio" can result in hundreds and hundreds of hits. This section lists, describes, rates and links to selected sites. They are listed alphabetically within the ratings of excellent, very good and good. The category search tool narrows the list of sites of interest to eleven specific groups.  

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Polio: Enemy of Youth (article)

From the Indiana University School of Medicine Centennial Celebration website, this article by Pamela Perry is a substantial history of the Medical Center and surrounding communities' experiences with the polio epidemic, patient treatment, including visits from FDR and Sister Kenny.

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Post Polio Support Society of New Zealand (Inc)

Post Polio Support Society of New Zealand is an incorporated society representing 23 support groups throughout the country. It collects and shares information to assist members and their families who are living with post-polio syndrome. In additional to reporting on annual meetings and conferences, the site contains downloadable quarterly newsletters containing medical and practical information, including new orthotic technologies and assistive walking devices, breathing and sleep disorders. News about current eradication efforts is also provided

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Sanofi Pasteur - The Legacy Project

This site, created by Sanofi Pasteur, highlights important people and events in the company's long history, including a section dedicated to their efforts in helping to discover a vaccine for polio, which included the development of Medium 199 and the "Toronto Method." The site highlights the individual contributions of researchers such as Leone Farrell and Jonas Salk, the latter of who worked closely with what was then called Connaught Labs. Includes several historical videos as well as more recent interviews with polio survivors. 

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StandProud

StandProud is a U.S.-registered, tax-exempt, not-for-profit charity created to provide international financial support for selected community organizations in developing countries which:

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1954

This Nobelprize.org website profiles the 1954 Nobel Prize for growing the poliovirus in a lab, which ultimately led to the development of the vaccine. Site contains biographies and complete Nobel lectures of John Enders, Thomas Weller and Frederick Robbins. Photos: Copyright © The Nobel Foundation, lectures Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 1954.

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The Polio Wall of Fame (sculpture)

From the Wickipedia website, The Polio Wall of Fame, designed by Edmond Romulus Amateis (1926–1977), consists of a linear grouping of sculptured busts of fifteen scientists and two laymen who made important contributions to the knowledge and treatment of poliomyelitis. It is found on the outside wall of what is called Founders’ Hall of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia, USA.  Eleanor Roosevelt represented her husband at the 1958 unveiling ceremony.

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Time, Inc. and Life Magazine photos of polio

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University of Missouri - Virtual Care Health Team®

From the University's School of Health Professionals is a case study of a health professional with post-polio syndrome and how she copes with her disability. Perspectives from a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals include the patient, an Internist, Physiatrist, Nurse Practioner, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Orthotist, Respiratory Therapist and Psychologist . Copyright © 2006 Curators of the University of Missouri.

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Salk Produces Polio Vaccine 1952 (documentary summary)

From the PBS series, A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries is this program synopsis profiling the history of the polio vaccine. Highlighted is the work of scientists and researchers, including Jonas Salk, Albert Sabin, J.F. Enders, T.H. Weller, F.C. Robbins, Alexander Fleming, Ernst Chain and Howard Florey. Some biographical links are also featured. © 1998 WGBH.

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American Society of Virology (ASV) - Polio

From the ASV, in collaboration with educators at the Washington University School of Medicine, are two overviews, "Polio" and "Poliovirus," that include the history of the disease, and the researchers whose work eventually led to the vaccine. Highlighted is a historical look at the early global eradication efforts of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The "Poliovirus" reviews  the virus and its significance as an important model in understanding the replication of animal RNA viruses.

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