It was 1952, and polio gripped the world in worry. There was no recognized trigger, no remedy and no assist in sight for folks determined to guard their youngsters. Throughout the ocean, wanting to beat the doubtless deadly situation, polio-afflicted President Roosevelt impressed the American public to ship of their dimes to fund analysis.
In just some years Joseph Salk, an formidable 33-year-old scientist working from his basement lab in Pittsburgh, would convey childish paralysis to its knees and alter the course of medical historical past. World-renowned specialists and survivors inform the extraordinary story of how Dr Salk and the legendary ‘march of dimes’ got here collectively to assist conquer polio.
Producer: Carl Kurlander