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Vaccines and Immunizations: Read for FACTS: Videos

Immunizations and vaccines have been saving lives for hundreds of years. Read about their history, development, and the social forces having an impact on their administration.


Modern Marvels. Polio Vaccine / A & E Television Networks, LLC.

Summary: In the 20th century, polio was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases, devastating its victims. Ingenuity, trial and error, even acts of scientific desperation would pave the way to one of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific history - a vaccine. Modern Marvels traces the technology that eradicated the health scourge of the century.

General Note: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 19, 2011.; Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.; Title from distributor's description.; Closed-captioned.

Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (45 min.)) : sound, color.