May 20, 2019
Today we discuss a controversial book that will challenge what you, and your grandparents, think you know about the polio epidemic. Were these mysterious cases of paralysis really due to the poliovirus? Did the polio vaccine truly save all of us from a lifetime of disability? Or is there more to the story? What happened when scientists, doctors, and concerned parents began to realize that other factors may be at play, and what did the government, doctors, and historians do to control the narrative?