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Subject: 20th Century Plague
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 18:57:59 EDT


The 20th Century Plague.

In the early 1900's, polio was every parent's worst nightmare. Summer after
summer, the disease swept through North American cities and towns, leaving
dead or crippled children in its wake. But 50 years ago, on April 12, 1955, a
medical breakthrough was announced: the Salk Polio vaccine, and with it, a
promise to put an end to the suffering. It is American scientist Dr. Jonas Salk
who will always be remembered as the man who saved the children. But the
breakthrough might not have happened had it not been for the tireless efforts of
a Canadian research lab.
( I can relate to this one................)



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