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Polio Hall of Fame opening ceremony, 1958

Polio Hall of Fame opening ceremony, 1958

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Polio Hall of Fame opening ceremony, Warm Springs, Georgia, USA, 2 January 1958. This row of bronze busts commemorates polio researchers and campaigners. It is located at the institute where Franklin D. Roosevelt was treated for what was thought at the time to have been polio. The busts, and those they represent (those on the wall but not present are in brackets), are, from left to right: (Jakob Heine, Karl Oskar Medin, Ivar Wickman, Karl Landsteiner), Thomas Milton Rivers, Charles Armstrong, John R. Paul, Thomas Francis, Jr., Albert Sabin, Joseph L. Melnick, Isabel Morgan, Howard A. Howe, David Bodian, (John F. Enders), Jonas E. Salk, Franklin D. Roosevelt (represented by his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt), Basil O'Connor.

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