History Book Club: Polio: An American Story
October 11, 2017
The History Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Cayuga Museum on the second Wednesday of the month, excluding June, July and August. Participation is free and guests can come to any or all of the meetings.
October 11 -- Polio: An American Story by David Oshinsky. The gripping story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure. Drawing on newly available papers of Jonas Salk, Albert Sabin and other key players, Oshinsky paints a suspenseful portrait of the race for the cure, weaving a dramatic tale centered on the furious rivalry between Salk and Sabin. He also tells the story of Isabel Morgan, perhaps the most talented of all polio researchers, who might have beaten Salk to the prize if she had not retired to raise a family.