Leona Baumgartner

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Dr. Leona Baumgartner at the WNYC microphone, 1960

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

"How close are we to fluoridating the city's water?
What is the role of private industry in administering the Salk vaccine in New York City?
Is the public responding to the Salk program?
How is it that vaccine makers now find themselves with a Salk surplus?
What is the age limit in the city's Salk vaccine program?"

Commissioner of Health Baumgartner answers questions about the fluoridation of the city's water and the Salk vaccine for polio from student reporters Flo Casey, Felice Rinus, Jim Farrell, Larry Lipschitz and Lawrence Barrett.

Marvin Sleeper hosts.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72034
Municipal archives id: LT7580