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Last Chance Gulch Corral History Dinner Club
5:30 PM
Delta by Marriott Hotel (Colonial)
"The Biggest Public Health Experiment Ever" will be the subject of Todd Harwell's presentation to the Last Chance Gulch Corral Dinner Club on Monday, February 17, 2020. The group will meet in the Natatorium room at Delta by Marriott Hotel (Colonial) at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required by calling Shirley Thomas at 227-5953 or 431-8196.

The biggest public health experiment involved the polio pioneers and Montana's contribution to the elimination of polio in the United States. Todd will review the history of polio/infantile paralysis, the outbreaks through Montana between 1900 and the 1960's, the community efforts in Montana to raise funds to treat children and adults, raise community awareness, and then to raise money for the 1954 Salk vaccine trail, Montana's participation in the trial and the final work to eliminate polio in Montana by 1971.
Age Group: Adults
Venue: Delta by Marriott Hotel (Colonial)
Address: 2301 Colonial Drive Helena, MT 50601
Phone: 406-443-2100

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