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The body silent

Author: Robert F Murphy
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this gripping account, Murphy explores society's fears, myths, and misunderstandings about disability, and the damage they inflict. He reports how paralysis--like all disabilities--assaults  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Robert F Murphy; Robert Francis (1924- ) Murphy; Robert F Murphy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Murphy
ISBN: 0805001301 9780805001303 0460070169 9780460070164 0393307026 9780393307023
OCLC Number: 14003276
Description: xi, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prologue-Night Sounds --
I. In the Beginning --
Signs and Symptoms --
The Road to Entropy --
The Return --
II. Body, Self, and Society --
The Damaged Self --
Encounters --
The Struggle for Autonomy --
III. On Living --
The Deepening Silence --
Love and Dependency --
There's No Cure for Life --
Notes.
Responsibility: Robert F. Murphy.

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