The Public Broadcasting Service, funded by ther US Federal Government, commissioned and broadcast a series of programmes on polio and its medical, social & psychological effects on those it infected and affected in the middle of the 20th Century.

To watch these programmes click on this following link:-

You can also find the whole script/text on that site of the American Experience.

It is recommedded that you are able to use a high speed broadband link to view these fascinating programmes