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This page was reviewed on October 10, 2011
Download these images for use in lectures and presentations. Educate staff and patients about polio and the importance of vaccination.
Hospital respiratory ward in Los Angeles, 1952
Child with a severely deformed leg due to polio
Young man with a withered leg due to polio
Child with polio, Rhode Island polio epidemic, 1960
Patient in iron lung, Rhode Island polio epidemic, 1960
Two children with polio receiving physical therapy
Images like this were used to encourage polio vaccination
Aerial view of a crowd awaiting polio immunization, San Antonio, 1962
Child with sequelae of polio. Quote from Dr. Harry Hull
Negative stain image of the polio virus
Patients whose respiratory muscles were affected were placed in an iron lung machine to enable them to breathe
This patient sustained upper extremity paralysis due to the due to polio caused by the poliovirus.
Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Two children with polio, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kisangani
Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children, Menagesha, 25 Km from Addis Ababa
Children with polio, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Polio has taken a visible toll in countries like Sierra Leone
This child is one of a set of twins, both paralysed by polio. Community in the Sibiti forest, Congo
Young woman with polio
Boys with polio
The wild poliovirus usually paralyses children under five years old.
Boy with polio, Menagesha, at the Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children
Boy with paralysis from polio infection
Orphan girl with polio, Kenya
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