1960 Polio Report from Your Pharmacist 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows

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1960 Polio Report from Your Pharmacist 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows

Description

Set of three posters for pharmacy windows titled "1960 Polio Report from your Pharmacist" printed in 1960. 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: "1. Polio has not been controlled because the public has been lax about being inoculated. 2. Records indicate that over 90 million Americans still need to be vaccinated. 3. Epidemics start in neighborhoods where there are large concentrations of unvaccinated people. Infants and children under five are victims." Side poster #1 reads: "Current developments: 2 dose "killed type" vaccine - expected to give higher antibody levels than present vaccine." 2 "live virus" vaccines on way to be given by mouth - now being tested. Persons taking vaccine transmit immunity to others they contact!" Side poster #2 reads: "Salk Vaccine and its Progress: 3 or more doses 80 to 90% effective. 4 or more doses 90% effective. Single shot Salk vaccine may be coming in the near future!"

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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-05-1960polio-4

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Original Format

Citation

Pinchak, Seymore Francis (Frank), 1922-2014, “1960 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/236.