Film: 7995

Medicine | 1950 | Sound | B/W


Charity appeal film for polio sufferers and for vaccination. Appeal by actress Helen Hayes in her home. Her daughter died of polio. People in iron lungs. Row of three young people their faces reflected in mirrors. Nurse wipes face of one. Baby in an iron lung, nurse talks to him. Hospital ward with man in iron lung and others on beds that swing backwards and forwards. Children in American schools being vaccinated by injection. Montage of various children in iron lungs and braces. Little boy lying on a hospital bed, he smiles (sort of). Little boy walking with crutches. Helen Hayes hugs him.

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