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Polio voices : an oral history from the American polio epidemics and worldwide eradication efforts

Author: J K Silver; Daniel J Wilson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Series: Praeger series on contemporary health and living.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Incorporating many rare photographs from the family albums of survivors who tell their stories, Harvard professor Julie Silver, M.D., and historian Daniel Wilson help readers understand the sheer  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Personal Narrative
Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silver, J. K. (Julie K.), 1965-
Polio voices.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007
(OCoLC)989861403
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J K Silver; Daniel J Wilson
ISBN: 9780275994921 0275994929
OCLC Number: 136315553
Description: xii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The epidemic years --
Acute and convalescent polio --
Polio's impact on the family --
Living with polio --
The legacy of volunteerism --
The impact on disability rights in America --
Post-polio syndrome --
Polio today and its effect on advances in medicine.
Series Title: Praeger series on contemporary health and living.
Responsibility: Julie Silver and Daniel Wilson.
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