ARLINGTON MEMORIAL TO WAR NURSES UNVEILED A memorial statue to Army and Navy nurses is unveiled at Arlington National Cemetery. Frances Rich who sculpted the statue and her mother screen and radio star Irene Rich attend the dedication ceremony.
WORLD'S TINIEST BABY The world’s tiniest baby tips the scales at only 19 ounces where he’s receiving care at an Atlantic City, N.J. hospital. He’s so small he can wear the nurse’s ring as an armband but gets annoyed when she places a teacup on his head.
CHILDREN RECEIVE SALK POLIO VACCINE - 1955 Science takes a momentous stride forward in 1955 with the advent of a polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. Children line up for the vaccine, which Dr. Salk delivers himself, much to the dismay of one little girl who realizes it may be for her own good but still hates the needles.
MASS POLIO VACCINATIONS BEGIN - 1955 The new Salk polio vaccine is shipped out to medical centers where families line up with their children to receive vaccination shots offering protection against the crippling disease.
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