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POLIO EPIDEMIC

This is a scene in the emergency polio ward at Haynes Memorial Hospital in Boston, Ma., on Aug. 16, 1955. The city's polio epidemic hit a high of 480 cases. The critical patients are lined up close together in iron lung respirators so that a team of doctors and nurses can give fast emergency treatment as needed. (AP Photo)

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August 16, 1955 12:00:00 AM
October 12, 2000 10:31:00 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Polio and post-polio syndrome, Health, Epidemics, Infectious diseases, Diseases and conditions, Public health
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES
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