Marc Shell: "Polio and its Aftermath" (Harvard U. Press)

Marc Shell: "Polio and its Aftermath" (Harvard U. Press)

Fifty years ago, Jonas Salk announced a vaccine against polio. But the disease remains far from conquered. A survivor of childhood polio examines the impact of polio on our culture and what it still can teach us.

Fifty years ago, Jonas Salk announced a vaccine against polio. But the disease remains far from conquered. A survivor of childhood polio examines the impact of polio on our culture and what it still can teach us.

Guests

Marc Shell

professor of literature at Harvard University and author of "American Babel: Literatures of the United States from Abnaki to Zuni Stutter."

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