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March of Dimes Recordings

Before the advent of Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine in the 1950s, polio (infantile paralysis) was a real fear every summer, prompting President Franklin Roosevelt to launch the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and its fundraiser, the March of Dimes.

March of Dimes Recordings

18 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 4 hours, 57 min)
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Infant Paralysis

Basil Rathbone reading to children with infantile paralysisIn the years before the polio vaccine was discovered, infantile paralysis (also known as polio) was a scary thing. However, there had never been a major polio epidemic--until 1880 when major outbreaks started in Europe, quickly moving to the United States. There were frequent epidemics, usually in the cities in the summer into the 1950s until Dr. Jonas Salk's vaccine became available.

In 1953, polio was still an epidemic. To combat the disease, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis produced several radio shows to promote the March of Dimes fundraiser. The shows featured a series about the discovery of the polio vaccine called "Man Against the Crippler". The syndicated show appeared in the summer of 1953 during the fundraising campaign. In addition to "Man Against the Crippler", several concerts were also broadcast in support of the campaign.

The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt who had polio and was crippled from the disease though he worked hard to hide it. (In recent years, there is some evidence that the President's polio diagnosis was incorrect.) During the first fundraising effort, the President, asked everyone to give a dime to fight polio giving the fundraiser its name--March of Dimes.

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    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 4 hours, 57 min
    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 57 min
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    1. 18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 57 minutes
    2. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 1.mp3
    3. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 2.mp3
    4. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 3.mp3
    5. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 4.mp3
    6. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 5.mp3
    7. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 6.mp3
    8. March Of Dimes 410125.mp3
    9. March Of Dimes 411212 Pearl Harbor.mp3
    10. March Of Dimes 440129 America Salutes President.mp3
    11. March Of Dimes 470130 President Truman.mp3
    12. March Of Dimes 500000 Swonderful.mp3
    13. March Of Dimes 530000 Man Against Crippler.mp3
    14. March Of Dimes 540000 Boston Symphony Orchestra.mp3
    15. March Of Dimes 540000 Years Of Our Faith.mp3
    16. March Of Dimes 540102 0000 Sauterfinigan Orchestra.mp3
    17. March Of Dimes 540102 0000 Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey.mp3
    18. March Of Dimes Commercial.mp3
    19. March Of Dimes Summer Concert 530000 Roumanian Fantasy.mp3
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    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 4 hours, 57 min
    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 57 min
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    1. 18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 57 minutes
    2. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 1.mp3
    3. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 2.mp3
    4. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 3.mp3
    5. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 4.mp3
    6. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 5.mp3
    7. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 6.mp3
    8. March Of Dimes 410125.mp3
    9. March Of Dimes 411212 Pearl Harbor.mp3
    10. March Of Dimes 440129 America Salutes President.mp3
    11. March Of Dimes 470130 President Truman.mp3
    12. March Of Dimes 500000 Swonderful.mp3
    13. March Of Dimes 530000 Man Against Crippler.mp3
    14. March Of Dimes 540000 Boston Symphony Orchestra.mp3
    15. March Of Dimes 540000 Years Of Our Faith.mp3
    16. March Of Dimes 540102 0000 Sauterfinigan Orchestra.mp3
    17. March Of Dimes 540102 0000 Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey.mp3
    18. March Of Dimes Commercial.mp3
    19. March Of Dimes Summer Concert 530000 Roumanian Fantasy.mp3
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    18 recordings on 6 Audio CDs. Total playtime 4 hours, 57 min
    18 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 57 min

    March of Dimes Recordings Disc A001

    1. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 1
    2. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 2
    3. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 3
    4. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 4
    5. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 5
    6. Hoagy Carmichael March Of Dimes 6
    7. March Of Dimes Commercial
    8. March Of Dimes 410125

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    March of Dimes Recordings Disc A002

    1. March Of Dimes 411212 Pearl Harbor

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    March of Dimes Recordings Disc A003

    1. March Of Dimes 440129 America Salutes President

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    March of Dimes Recordings Disc A004

    1. March Of Dimes 470130 President Truman
    2. March Of Dimes 500000 Swonderful

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    March of Dimes Recordings Disc A005

    1. March Of Dimes 530000 Man Against Crippler
    2. March Of Dimes Summer Concert 530000 Roumanian Fantasy

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    March of Dimes Recordings Disc A006

    1. March Of Dimes 540000 Boston Symphony Orchestra
    2. March Of Dimes 540000 Years Of Our Faith
    3. March Of Dimes 540102 0000 Sauterfinigan Orchestra
    4. March Of Dimes 540102 0000 Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey

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