It’s More Than a Book: The Scary Spring of 1955

2019-03-13T21:15:29+00:00April 1st, 2019|

In the 1950s, two words could strike terror into the hearts and minds of parents and kids alike: polio season. Polio, short for poliomyelitis, was an infectious viral disease. The virus could settle in the brains or spinal cords of victims and bring on partial or total paralysis and even death. Until a vaccine was