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Rear Vision - Podcast

ABC Radio National

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We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

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Fighting polio

July 3rd, 2016

Episode 115 of 137 episodes

In the first half of the 20th Century, polio epidemics paralysed or killed thousands of people, with the disease mainly effecting children. However, the invention of polio vaccines in the 1950s and 1960s began a slow and steady march towards the eradication of this disease.

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