Have you seen our new polio history video?

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Dr. Martha Lepow, circa 1950s

The video “Making Polio History: A Pioneer’s Story” made its debut at the recent District 7190 Conference in Lake George. To help disseminate the word about this important development in educating all Rotarians and the public in general about this insidious disease that has long been a target of Rotary funding and action around the world, we are trying to make the video available to as many people as possible.

This is the story of the disease and the battle against it, as seen through the eyes of a local pediatrician who was among the early anti-polio researchers — Dr. Martha Lepow, seen above in the 1950s.

If you have not yet seen the video, we urge you to watch it now on the new page that has just been added to our club website (click here to visit it). Then, share it with others via Facebook, Twitter, email or any other method you choose.

The video was created through a cooperative effort of the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club, Rotary District 7190, CASDA: The Capital Area School Development Association, and the UAlbany School of Public Health.


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