Saturday, December 5th, 2020

A jab for Elvis helped America beat polio. Now doctors have recruited him again…

It was one of Elvis Presley’s more unusual ventures. The king of rock’n’roll had just been enjoying his first taste of success with singles such as Heartbreak Hotel, and was about to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, when he was given an unexpected medical challenge. Would he agree to be vaccinated against polio in front of the press before the show? He did.

Read more at The Guardian.