America in the 1950s old time radio otr cassettes

historical events

  • Jacob Heine

    Jacob Heine
    He published a monograph saying that the symptoms of polio
  • World war 1

    World war 1
    World War 1 started in the summer of 1914
  • Outbreak

    There was a large outbreak of polio in the USA
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt contracted polio
  • Warm Spring Foundation

    Warm Spring Foundation
    Roosevelt started Warm Spring Foundation
  • Iron lung

    Iron lung
    The first iron lung was used at Children's Hospital, Boston
  • President

    Roosevelt was selected president of the United States
  • March of Dimes

    March of Dimes
    It was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
  • World war 2

    World war 2
    Word war : September 1 1939- September 2 1945
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor
  • Family car

    Family car
    It was very important to have a family car at that time
  • Cold war

    Cold war
    Cold war between Capitalism and Communism
  • Three viruses

    Jonas Salk announced there were just three viruses
  • the department of communicable diseases at Blegdam Hospital

    the chief was in the hispital believed patients who were being successful
  • Home economics

    How to be a good housewife
  • Testing vaccine

    Salk tried the vaccine on himself, his children, male chidren at the Polk State School and adults near Pittsburgh.
  • Vaccine

    Salk tried the vaccine on forty-five children at the D,T,Watson Home for Crippled Childrenand twenty-sevenn staff memberrs of the Watson Home also volunteered to take the vaccination.
  • 4680 people got polio

    There were 4580 cases ub the Unite States
  • The new Vaccine

    Time magazine welcomed the news of Salk's vaccine and said it would probably be available in time for a large scale field test later that year
  • speakerphone

    American Telephone and Telegraph had just developed a speakerphone
  • NASA

    NASA asked for applications from anyone who wanted to be an astronaunt
  • Vaccine

    Jonas Salk announced polio Vaccine was successful in April 12 1955
  • Disneyland

    Disneyland opened in July 1955
  • Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King
    Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • TV

    TV sets
  • kitchen

    The Kitchen in 1959
  • polio

    It had nearly disappeared by 1960
  • Albert Sabin

    He came out with his live-virus vaccine