The Resource A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America, directed and written by Nina Gilden Seavey ; produced by Paul Wagner and Nina Gilden Seavey ; edited by Catherine Shields, (videorecording)

A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America, directed and written by Nina Gilden Seavey ; produced by Paul Wagner and Nina Gilden Seavey ; edited by Catherine Shields, (videorecording)

Label
A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America
Title
A paralyzing fear
Title remainder
the story of polio in America
Statement of responsibility
directed and written by Nina Gilden Seavey ; produced by Paul Wagner and Nina Gilden Seavey ; edited by Catherine Shields
Title variation
Story of polio in America
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Seldom has society come full circle in the cycle of a disease -- from illness, to epidemic, to cure. Polio is the 20th century's most notable exception. Every baby boomer remembers collecting dimes in their dime cards, hearing the success of the Salk shot, and lining up for oral vaccines taken in a sugar cube. But few know the story of how polio came to America in 1916 and grew into the frightening epidemics of the 1940's and 50's when the disease crippled tens of thousands of children every summer. Led by a president crippled by the virus himself, the battle against polio was the first, and perhaps the most successful, fight against a disease. This fascinating story is told here using thousands of photographs and films along with interviews with polio survivors, their families, nurses, doctors, and community leaders, bringing to life an America that was both brave and innocent - when people believed in scientists, government, and the power of every person in the fight to protect the children
Cataloging source
IF9
Characteristic
videorecording
PerformerNote
Narrated by Olympia Dukakis
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Seavey, Nina Gilden
  • Wagner, Paul
  • Dukakis, Olympia
  • First-Run Features (Firm)
Runtime
90
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  • Poliomyelitis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Poliomyelitis vaccine
  • Children
  • Diseases and history
Technique
live action
Label
A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America, directed and written by Nina Gilden Seavey ; produced by Paul Wagner and Nina Gilden Seavey ; edited by Catherine Shields, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally issued by The George Washington University, c1998
  • DVD bonus features: three MiniDocs on epidemic disease, biographies, history of polio timeline, archival photo gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm61410145
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720229911382
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
FRF 911382D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) ADR-8885
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A paralyzing fear : the story of polio in America, directed and written by Nina Gilden Seavey ; produced by Paul Wagner and Nina Gilden Seavey ; edited by Catherine Shields, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally issued by The George Washington University, c1998
  • DVD bonus features: three MiniDocs on epidemic disease, biographies, history of polio timeline, archival photo gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm61410145
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720229911382
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
FRF 911382D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) ADR-8885
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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