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August 30, 2009 in Features
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A Spokane family sips an oral polio vaccine the weekend of Sept. 8-9, 1962. In the largest mass immunization campaign in Washington state, more than 108,000 Spokane area residents stood in line at area schools to drink the “Sabin Punch,” as the vaccine was called in honor of Dr. Albert Sabin, the researcher who developed it.

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In this 1918 photograph provided by the National Museum of Heath and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, influenza victims crowd into an emergency hospital at Camp Funston in Kansas. One theory says the lethal epidemic began in Haskell County, Kan., and crossed the state to Camp Funston troops training there for World War I battlefields. Infected soldiers then unwittingly spread it throughout the world.