Polio Place

A service of Post-Polio Health International

The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library’s online catalog lists more than 60 polio-related items. Included are congressional hearing records, popular books and articles including “Dance therapy for polio patients. Part 1-[2]," by Milton Feher, from Dance magazine, New York. Pt. 1, June 1958, p. 50, 85; and the book Mind over muscle: surviving polio in New Zealand by Karen Peterson Butterworth (editor and author), Jean Ross (historian) and 44 polio survivors, published by Palmerston North, N.Z.: Dunmore, 1994.

The library also houses newspaper columns and original copies of radio scripts of Walter Winchell, including his alarming April 4, 1954 radio broadcast that warned the general public about the dangers of the Salk polio vaccine, asserting that “7 of 10 batches contained live—not dead—polio virus.”

The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018


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