Articles

The Vaccine Everyone Wanted

Feb. 23, 1954: The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine takes place, in Pittsburgh

My Polio, My Mother’s Choice

Today's parents, thanks to vaccines, have never had to learn—need never learn—about pain and grief and loss of control

Why Measles Continues to Plague Us

There is no virtue in ignorance, especially in deliberate ignorance that can compromise the well-being of children