TITLE

Stamps Commemorating Medicine "Poliomyelitis"

AUTHOR(S)
Agris, Joseph
PUB. DATE
July 1979
SOURCE
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;Jul79, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p573
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In 1927, Franklin D. Roosevelt, a victim of poliomyelitis, founded the Warm Springs Foundation as an institution devoted to research on poliomyelitis. In 1938, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis was founded, again through the efforts of Roosevelt, then President of the U.S., as an institution to arouse public awareness and support the efforts to conquer the crippling disease. In honor of Roosevelt, who sparked the ultimately successful campaign against poliomyelitis, the Government of the U.S. issued the illustrated 2 cent stamp on August 24, 1945.
ACCESSION #
12069186

 

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