Incorporating many infrequent pictures from the relations albums of survivors who inform their tales, Harvard professor Julie Silver, M.D., and historian Daniel Wilson support readers comprehend the sheer terror that gripped mom and dad of little ones each spring and summer time in the course of the first 1/2 the 20 th century as polio epidemics ran rampant. Interviewed as a part of the Polio Oral background venture directed by way of Silver and funded by means of Harvard, foundations, and personal donors, the folk featured during this booklet describe what's arguably the main feared scourge of recent occasions. stories are incorporated from those who labored in polio wards, in addition to from these concerned about around the globe eradication efforts. The ebook additionally addresses the emergence of the polio and incapacity rights flow, the demanding situations of post-polio syndrome, and the nation of polio learn and advancements this day. And it explores the fear that polio may possibly go back in a good extra vicious shape due to bioterrorism.
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