National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. March of Dimes Foundation (1938-)
The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis was founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 3, 1938. He later renamed it the March of Dimes Foundation. In 1941, the Foundation supplied the funds to develop an improved iron lung. In 1949, Dr. Jonas Salk was appointed to lead research on a polio vaccine which was first successful in 1955. After funding Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, the organization expanded its focus to the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality.
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Overview Publications of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The collection contains typescripts of a series of essays including and essay by Albert B. Sabin, for a book published by the National Foundation. The book was edited by W. Leaves Colze with an introduction by Basil O'Connor.