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Dan Hicks replied to Carol Ferguson's discussion The Salk Vaccine - a question -
"There were stories of folks getting polio in early vaccine trials.  My (defective) memory tells me that these were NOT the Salk/Sabin vaccines but something else, possibly the Koprowski."
yesterday
Dan Hicks replied to Carol Ferguson's discussion The Salk Vaccine - a question -
"I'm sure there are articles (or even books) somewhere, but it would take some digging."
yesterday
Carol Ferguson replied to Carol Ferguson's discussion The Salk Vaccine - a question -
"Dan - thank you so very much.  The story is getting to be more and more interesting. Is there documentation of Where the trials of Sabin's vaccine were given? I'll keep up my homework."
Wednesday
Dan Hicks replied to Carol Ferguson's discussion The Salk Vaccine - a question -
"According to Wikipedia, human trials of Sabin's oral vaccine began in 1957, and it was licensed in 1962.  The Salk injectable vaccine was first tested in 1952 and licensed in 1955. "
Wednesday
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Carol Ferguson posted an event

Pennsylvania's Building Blocks to our History of Survival at Website - National

February 24, 2015 at 6pm to February 23, 2016 at 7pm
http://www.papolionetwork.org/renewing-relationships.htmlThe Pennsylvania Polio Survivor's Network has launched a complete information website for Survivors and their families.  As stated in our Mission Statement, we are building a data base to show the great history of Polio Survivors from our state - either currently living here (or) for survivors that lived in Pa (or) were treated in Pa when they…See More
Tuesday
Carol Ferguson posted a discussion

The Salk Vaccine - a question -

We have an interesting question from a member of our group.  His mother told him he got polio (in 1955) after having the vaccine in a sugar cube.  I always believed, and from what I've been able to find, that the Salk Vaccine was only injected.  I came here for the REAL story to see if we could help this great friend.CarolSee More
Tuesday
Bonnie Sigaty left a comment for Delores Ann Doering
"Hi, I too had polio in 1949, I am from northeastern SD Your comments about PPS sound like mine, but I have a brace. I used to belong to a support group in Sioux Falls SD. "
Feb 7

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The Salk Vaccine - a question - 4 Replies

We have an interesting question from a member of our group.  His mother told him he got polio (in 1955) after having the vaccine in a sugar cube.  I always believed, and from what I've been able to…Continue

Started by Carol Ferguson in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks yesterday.

Received Disability 1 Reply

I have received by award letter after one attempt and no professional assistance. My suggestions are answer all questions honestly and completely, and complete all parts of the application.  Do not…Continue

Started by Carolyn Mitchell in Connecting. Last reply by JAMES E DAVIS JR Jan 10.

Survey 7 Replies

I have a problem with curiosity and I have one question that entered my mind about 20 years ago, and that was "what is the longetivity of a person who has had polio?" I knew it had to depend on the…Continue

Started by Thomas Maske in Connecting. Last reply by Nancy Nye Jan 6.

Knee surgery on "good" leg--yes or no? 5 Replies

I am looking for support in my decision to have TKR on my good leg. How are those of you who have had this surgery doing now? Are you glad you had it done? Did rehab make your polio leg worse? My…Continue

Started by Linda Wincenc Dobkin in Connecting. Last reply by JAMES E DAVIS JR Dec 22, 2014.

Fatigue and Shakes 12 Replies

I seem to be having some different weakness on my strong side.  Since my knee replacement last year (on my strong side), I have less energy and often tremble after walking from the car to the front…Continue

Started by Barbara Angelica Crowe in Connecting. Last reply by shari Johnston Dec 20, 2014.

Colorado "mystery illness" 4 Replies

Anyone been following this?  (…Continue

Started by Dan Hicks in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks Nov 15, 2014.

 
 
 

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