Before the advent of the anti-polio vaccine, in 1955, here in the UK there was an epidemic of poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis) every summer.
In 1938, the dreaded disease came to our tenements.
Memoir Extract from Woman in a White Coat Chapter 2 pp 29-30
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We all caught measles, chicken pox and whooping cough. The only immunization we had was against smallpox – it left an ugly scar on your upper arm. Continue reading Polio Epidemics pre-WW2