Story: Epidemics

Rehabilitation of polio victims

These children who suffered poliomyelitis are undergoing therapy at the Wilson Home for Crippled Children in Takapuna, Auckland, in 1948. Note the bowed, withered legs of some of them.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 348. National Film Unit, 1948.

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Geoff Rice, 'Epidemics - The polio era, 1920s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2022)

Story by Geoff Rice, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 May 2018