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Interview concerning Salk Vaccine.

New York City Health Commissioner Leona Baumgartner, circa 1956.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

On the day of the announcement that the Salk vaccine is effective, Leona Baumgartner discusses the implications to the citizens of New York City, comparing it to the situation in the 1920s with diphtheria.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 73840
Municipal archives id: LT6614