Polio in Glasgow: social distancing in 1947

In 1947 the UK was in the grip of an epidemic of poliomyelitis. Polio is an acute and sometimes fatal viral disease. While many other diseases were reducing in occurrence due to improvements in hygiene and medicine since the beginning of the 20th century, every few years polio would reappear. It was also called ¬†infantile … Continue reading Polio in Glasgow: social distancing in 1947