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Living with polio : the epidemic and its survivors

Author: Daniel J Wilson
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Living with Polio follows every physical and emotional stage of the disease: the loneliness of long separations from family and friends suffered by hospitalized victims; the rehabilitation facilities  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Wilson
ISBN: 0226901033 9780226901039
OCLC Number: 954836432
Description: xii, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"I'm afraid it's polio" --
The crisis of acute poliomyelitis --
Covenants of work: recovery and the rehabilitation hospital --
Straws on the ceiling: life on the polio wards --
Going home to a long recovery --
Resuming life after polio --
Living with polio --
An old foe returns: post-polio syndrome --
Responsibility: Daniel J. Wilson.


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"A polio survivor himself, Daniel Wilson has scoured America's polio narratives in order to distill the essential polio experience from the onset of the disease through to the late effects. In Read more...

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