Appendix (3) - Polio & Animal Experimentation

Incidence of Polio 1912 to 2000 + Mortality / ENGLAND

The following table illustrates the dramatic impact of developing and deploying a vaccine against Polio in England in the 1950s, and which relied on live animal experimentation.

Year Cases Deaths   Year Cases Deaths
1912 839 --   1957 4844 255
1913 745 --   1958 1994 154
1914 509 177   1959 1028 87
1915 517 172   1960 378 46
1916 688 190   1961 876 79
1917 354 168   1962 271 45
1918 228 237   1963 51 38
1919 615 179   1964 37 29
1920 329 134   1965 91 19
1921 539 169   1966 23 22
1922 386 136   1967 19 15
1923 644 119   1968 24 15
1924 860 157   1969 10 10
1925 422 156   1970 6 19
1926 1296 235   1971 7 23
1927 895 182   1972 5 15
1928 541 167   1973 5 17
1929 622 140   1974 6 23
1930 591 164   1975 3 17
1931 394 98   1976 13 25
1932 750 178   1977 16 15
1933 794 202   1978 3 18
1934 670 135   1979 8 20
1935 697 145   1980 3 21
1936 580 102   1981 2 24
1937 853 152   1982 2 19
1938 1581 254   1983 4 21
1939 819 142   1984 0 38
1940 1066 159   1985 4 29
1941 940 155   1986 3 34
1942 636 123   1987 3 21
1943 444 88   1988 2 27
1944 495 97   1989 1 29
1945 821 126   1990 1 1
1946 655 116   1991 4 0
1947 7646 688   1992 3 0
1948 1829 239   1993 1 0
1949 5918 657   1994 0 1
1950 7760 755   1995 1 1
1951 2514 217   1996 1 1
1952 3910 295   1997 2 n/a
1953 4547 338   1998 2 .
1954 1960 134   1999 0 .
1955 6331 270   2000 0 .
1956 3200 137 . . .