Polio

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - 171 páginas
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This new title in the Biographies of Disease series offers a thorough examination of medical and scientific efforts to battle polio, from the 19th-century identification of the virus to the great 20th-century epidemics, from the unprecedented campaign to find a vaccine to recent efforts to confront polio in West Africa and South Asia and eliminate it entirely.

Beyond the science, Polio looks at the effects of the disease on individuals and the United States as a whole. The book gives readers a sense of what it was like to have polio and to recover from it. It also describes how the search for answers to polio led to the rise of one of America's premier medical charities--the March of Dimes--and how modern physical therapy practices emerged alongside the polio epidemics of the 20th century.

 

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This book give a deep insight into polio and how people were affected by it, great for those studying for medicine or history and definatly for those looking at masters around this subject.

Contenido

Chapter 1 Poliomyelitis and the Poliovirus
1
Chapter 2 Early Evidence of Polio and the First Epidemics
7
Chapter 3 Science Medicine and the Search for a Cure
17
Chapter 4 Franklin D Roosevelt Polio and Warm Springs
23
Chapter 5 Scientific Research and the First Human Vaccine Trials
33
Chapter 6 The March of Dimes and the Campaign against Polio
39
Acute Polio
53
Chapter 8 Convalescent Polio and Rehabilitation
71
Chapter 10 The Polio Vaccines of Salk and Sabin
107
Chapter 11 Living with Polio
125
Chapter 12 The Campaign to Eradicate Polio
141
Polio Timeline
149
Glossary
157
Bibliography
163
Index
167
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Chapter 9 The Search for a Polio Vaccine
91

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Acerca del autor (2009)

Daniel J. Wilson, PhD, is professor of history at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.

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