The Threat of Polio Disease in the U.S. | History of SC Slide Collection

Polio, the disease which had crippled Franklin D. Roosevelt, remained a serious threat to the health of American children until the development of a vaccine to prevent it, by Jonas Salk in 1950. This Winnsboro boy is getting a shot of the Salk vaccine to prevent polio, in April 1955. "News and Herald" photo.

Courtesy of the Fairfield County Museum.