Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America
Release Date: January 1st, 1998
Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 30 min.
Polio was an unpredictable and devastating disease that once challenged the very fabric of our society. Gripped by fear, fueled by lack of information and armed with ingrained prejudice against the unfamiliar, the American middle class succumbed to a polio hysteria nearly as insidious as the epidemic itself, even as scientists struggled to uncover its true cause. This documentary examines polio's physical and emotional costs and highlights those at the forefront of finding its cure.
Director: Nina Gilden Seavey