1956 Polio Report...from Your Pharmacist 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows

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1956 Polio Report...from Your Pharmacist 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows

Description

Set of three posters for pharmacy windows, titled "1956 Polio Report... from your Pharmacist" printed in 1956. These "ethical displays" were designed and written by Frank Pinchak, a pharmacist from Paterson, New Jersey. Published by his company Professional Advancement Plan, Pinchak sold the posters to pharmacists around the country. He donated the posters to the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy in 2013. The main poster reads: "Paralytic polio expected to be cut in half during the epidemic period of 1956. Polio Vaccination facts. First inoculation: 70% of those inoculated with Salk vaccine were protected. Second inoculation: 90% vaccinated were protected. Third inoculation: 100% protection to be fully expected. Life long Immunity over paralytic polio "soon to be a reality" claims Dr. Salk. 1957 Goal: Reduction of paralytic polio to negligible amount." Side poster #1 reads: "1956 Polio Report: Demand for Vaccine- Group No. 1, 65 million people most susceptible group to paralytic polio. (Age 0-19 group and pregnant women). Supply of vaccine by July 1956: Enough vaccine released to give "two shots" to this priority group." Side poster #2 reads: "1956 Polio Report. Demand for vaccine: Group no. 2, 45 million people to age 45 (less than 2% of paralytic polio occurs in age group over 45). Supply of vaccine: from July 1956 to December 1956. Enough vaccine will be available for "3rd shot" for Group No. 1 and "2 shots" for Group No. 2."

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Poster Copyright undetermined. For more information or for high-quality reproductions, please contact AIHP: aihp@aihp.org.
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Image copyright Brian Silverstein, 2008.
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eng

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fpp-04-1956polio-4

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Original Format

Citation

Pinchak, Seymore Francis (Frank), 1922-2014, “1956 Polio Report...from Your Pharmacist 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed August 15, 2022, https://aihp.omeka.net/items/show/235.