University of Michigan Hospital, 1950s


University of Michigan Hospital, 1950s

The University of Michigan Hospital in the mid-1950s. The contagious ward was behind the main hospital.

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Sisters, Peg & Jane Porter


Sisters, Peg & Jane Porter

Peg Porter with sister Jane on one of her visits home.

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Sisters, Peg & Jane Porter


Sisters, Peg & Jane Porter

Peg Porter holding her sister Jane a few months before contracting the polio virus.

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Dr. Thomas Francis and Dr. Jonas Salk


Dr. Thomas Francis and Dr. Jonas Salk

Dr. Thomas Francis from the University of Michigan and Dr. Jonas Salk, vaccine developer, announce the success of polio vaccine in field trials in April 1955 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Iron Lungs


Iron Lungs

Iron Lungs were used when Polio was at its peak in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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The Article I Never Wanted to Write

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Peg Porter
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The Article I Never Wanted to Write
The Article I Never Wanted to Write
The Article I Never Wanted to Write
The Article I Never Wanted to Write
The Article I Never Wanted to Write
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Transporting The Nordmeer Anchor


Transporting The Nordmeer Anchor

In 1983 the Nordmeer anchor was transported by heavy-duty wrecker and flatbed to its new location on Crane Road.

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The Nordmeer Anchor


The Nordmeer Anchor

The anchor arrived in 1983 during the winter and was covered with dirt, rust and snow.

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Tom & Carolyn Scott With The Nordmeer Anchor


Tom & Carolyn Scott With The Nordmeer Anchor

The Nordmeer anchor was a wedding gift from Carolyn to Tom who had always wanted an anchor.

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Tom & Carolyn Scott With The Nordmeer Anchor, Marine City


Tom & Carolyn Scott With The Nordmeer Anchor, Marine City

In 1992 Tom and Carolyn visited the Nordmeer “sister anchor” in Marine City.

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