Polio

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Thomas M. Daniel, Frederick C. Robbins
DIANE Publishing Company, 2005 - 202 páginas
The dreaded disease of polio is remembered with fear by many but is now preventable by a vaccine, the extensive use of which has successfully removed polio from the Americas. The global eradication, however, is still underway. This book makes a unique contribution to the history of polio, providing personal details from the lives of those who were most directly affected by the disease. There are essays by nine people who experienced the disease in several ways -- patients, physicians, research scientists, & senior members of the Pan-American Health Organization. Also recounts the history of polio from its earliest depiction in Egyptian art to the present day. Black & white photos.

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