When:
April 4, 2019 all-day
2019-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
2019-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Museum of Science
Science Park Boston
MA

Explore the efforts and progress that have been made over time to defeat infectious diseases such as Guinea worm, polio, malaria, and others. Smallpox is the only human disease that has been eradicated, but governments worldwide have been working hard for many decades to wipe out various diseases on the national level — and many have been successful.

Defeating Disease Iron Lung

Plus, learn about Boston’s historic connection to polio and what polio treatment was like at Boston Children’s Hospital during outbreaks in the first half of the 20th century. Examine a 1950s-era restored iron lung, the mechanical device that helped polio patients breathe — and was invented in Boston!

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