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Before the polio vaccine was developed, doctors tried to treat patients with…

Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951)  was a mother grandmother daughter and wife. Tragically Mrs. Lacks past away from cervical cancer at at age 31. However her cells live on today  66 year after her passing and have been essential to developing the polio vaccine in vitro fertilization gene mapping and cloning. They have been used to develop cancer drugs HIV treatment Parkinsons disease and hundreds of other applications. Her cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture…

Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) was a mother grandmother daughter and wife. Tragically Mrs. Lacks past away from cervical cancer at at age 31. However her cells live on today 66 year after her passing and have been essential to developing the polio vaccine in vitro fertilization gene mapping and cloning. They have been used to develop cancer drugs HIV treatment Parkinsons disease and hundreds of other applications. Her cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture…

Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951)  was a mother grandmother daughter and wife. Tragically Mrs. Lacks past away from cervical cancer at at age 31. However her cells live on today  66 year after her passing and have been essential to developing the polio vaccine in vitro fertilization gene mapping and cloning. They have been used to develop cancer drugs HIV treatment Parkinsons disease and hundreds of other applications. Her cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture.  Henrietta…

Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) was a mother grandmother daughter and wife. Tragically Mrs. Lacks past away from cervical cancer at at age 31. However her cells live on today 66 year after her passing and have been essential to developing the polio vaccine in vitro fertilization gene mapping and cloning. They have been used to develop cancer drugs HIV treatment Parkinsons disease and hundreds of other applications. Her cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. Henrietta…

Insane Asylums Mental Hospitals | St. Elizabeths Hydroptherapy Patients, courtesy Library of Congress

Insane Asylums Mental Hospitals | St. Elizabeths Hydroptherapy Patients, courtesy Library of Congress

Nurses at Children's Hospital Tending Young Polio Patients Contained in Iron Lung Room. @designerwallace

Nurses at Children's Hospital Tending Young Polio Patients Contained in Iron Lung Room. @designerwallace

Lillian Montgomery demonstrates how arms and legs can be exercised in a stainless steel Hubbard tank which is being built for the Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago for use in treating infantile paralysis victims, Jan. 5, 1946. During treatment the patient is floated in swirling currents of warm water.

Lillian Montgomery demonstrates how arms and legs can be exercised in a stainless steel Hubbard tank which is being built for the Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago for use in treating infantile paralysis victims, Jan. 5, 1946. During treatment the patient is floated in swirling currents of warm water.

Nurse Tending 4 Young Polio Patients.....in the hyperbaric chambers....full of oxygen to treat the polio victims!

Nurse Tending 4 Young Polio Patients.....in the hyperbaric chambers....full of oxygen to treat the polio victims!

Before the polio vaccine was developed, doctors tried to treat patients with…

Before the polio vaccine was developed, doctors tried to treat patients with…

Before the polio vaccine was developed, doctors tried to treat patients with ultraviolet light, which was known to inactivate the virus in the lab.

Before the polio vaccine was developed, doctors tried to treat patients with ultraviolet light, which was known to inactivate the virus in the lab.

What we do in physical therapy, (also known simply as PT) has been around a long time. Hippocrates was known to employ the healing benefits of massage and hydrotherapy in ancient healing. The earliest modern day physical therapists worked in hospitals treating patients with polio and injured soldiers from World War II.

What we do in physical therapy, (also known simply as PT) has been around a long time. Hippocrates was known to employ the healing benefits of massage and hydrotherapy in ancient healing. The earliest modern day physical therapists worked in hospitals treating patients with polio and injured soldiers from World War II.

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