In the same vein of black-and-white, 1950s-era photos, here’s one that doesn’t inspire quite as many laughs as Lucy (see below). During the early 20th century, polio killed thousands of American children each summer and paralyzed many more. NPR’s health blog Shots takes a look back at how the polio vaccine came to be and how it’s being used to eradicate the disease globally.
Want more photos? Check out our slideshow and read the full story here: http://n.pr/R7gIZ6
Photo: Boston Children’s Hospital