This accession consists of records that document the work of Katherine Ott, Curator, on the exhibition "Whatever Happened to Polio?" which commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the announcement that Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was safe and effective. The exhibition was at the National Museum of American History from April 12, 2005 to September 4, 2006. It highlighted the polio vaccine clinical trials; the history of the American polio epidemics; the medical, orthotic, and assistive technology used by medical practitioners and people who had polio; and the impact of polio on medical practice and public health policy. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, budget records, object lists, images, an exhibition script, proposals, charters, traveling exhibition records, comment cards, and audiovisual materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-309, National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science, Exhibition Records
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 08/18/2016 memorandum, Toda to Ott; Contact reference staff for details.
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