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In the Shadow of Polio

A Personal and Social History

by Kathryn Black

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Published by Da Capo .
Written in English


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Number of Pages332
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Open LibraryOL7406836M
ISBN 100201154900
ISBN 109780201154900

A Physician's Journey in the Shadow of Polio READ ABOUT THIS BOOK Over the course of 14 chapters, Lauro Halstead, M.D. takes us on his unexpected life journey of challenges and growth in .   Books about polio offer a variety of perspectives Floyd Skloot. Floyd Skloot's memoir, "In the Shadow of Memory," won the PEN Center USA Literary Award for creative nonfiction.

  Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the Banyan draws on her childhood experiences under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. It follows . NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF IN THE SHADOW OF THE BANYAN. by Vaddey Ratner. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON Despite the lingering effects of childhood polio, 7-year-old Raami is living a charmed existence. Her father is a minor royal prince and a sensitive, even saintly, poet, a member of the wealthy intelligentsia.

Other memoirs include In the Shadow of Polio 3 and A Summer Plague. 4. In their preface, Daniel and Robbins assert that the essays "are important parts of the history of polio and the victory over it, parts of history that go far beyond a sterile chronicle of dates and events." They have succeeded. Growing up with polio in s America. ISBN In the Shadow of Polio: A Personal and Social History by Kathryn Black The account of how polio affected the mother of a 4 year old child in s America. Black intersperses research about the polio epidemic that swept the U.S. from to throughout her memoir.


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In the Shadow of Polio offers a penetrating look at this intense and significant period in American history. Black explores the lethal progression of her mother's illness and its devastating emotional impact upon her family, interweaving her story with chapters that broaden into the social and historical context of the epidemic that randomly swept the nation in the s and by: In the Shadow of Polio contains much that will be familiar to older readers, and especially to those of us who have had polio.

Nevertheless, this book is one that should be read by all not only for its great store of general information, but for its poignancy and honesty/5(7). In the Shadow of Polio [Kathryn Lack] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Kathryn Lack. Book Review: IN THE SHADOW OF POLIO: A PERSONAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY (Kathryn Black): AH.

IN THE SHADOW OF POLIO: A PERSONAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY, by Kathryn Black (Addison-Wesley, pages, $).Author: Historynet Staff. In the Shadow of Polio: A Personal and Social History Kathryn Black, Author Addison Wesley Publishing Company $23 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. In the Shadow of Polio by Kathryn Black; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Poliomyelitis, Health, Patients, Biography, History; Places: Arizona, United States; People: Virginia Black.

In the shadow of polio: a personal and social history. [Kathryn Black] -- [This book] "offers a penetrating look at this tragic and intense period in American life [s]. The author began her inquiry as a deliberate search for information about her mother, who was never. This book is a straightforward history with well-captioned photographs.

A timeline for major polio events and a graph indicating the number of polio victims by year from - might have been useful. Assessment: This book complements and updates Patenting the Sun: Polio and the Salk Vaccine by Jane S.

Smith (William Morrow, ). Both /5(23). Yet for anyone over the age of 50, polio still casts nightmarish shadows of babies entombed in iron lungs, children hobbling in leg irons and adults confined in wheelchairs. Seemingly appearing out of nowhere in unstoppable epidemics, polio.

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Kathryn Black. Polio and us. pg book featuring personal stories of 29 polio survivors in Ireland. A legacy initiative of Post Polio Support Group, the book's well-chosen photographs add to the experience.

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“For children and adolescents, polio now became the fastest growing infectious disease,” historian David Oshinsky wrote in his book “Polio: An American Story,” which won the Pulitzer Prize. The Polio Journals Author of In the Shadow of Polio: A Personal and Social History.

Everyone working with the confusions and hurts of patients, not just the physically disabled but also those with invisible wounds, should read this book. Gross has written an unusual, insightful and excellent book.

Kathryn Black, a journalist for twenty years, is the author of In the Shadow of Polio, named by the Boston Globe as one of the ten best nonfiction works, winner of the Colorado Book Award for literary nonfiction, the June Roth Book Award for Health and Medical Writing, and a Denver Post bestseller.

Black was named Author of the Year by the American Society of Journalists and. The shadow of polio, though, extends beyond the individual to include a collective amnesia.

Virginia was paralysed inless than a year before the release of the Salk vaccine. Once the vaccine was available and widely used, the public quickly lost interest in her and other polio by: 1. The Failure of Global Polio Eradication. My wife loaned me an old copy of Jane Goodall’s book,” In the Shadow of Man, about wild chimpanzees of the Gombe National Park.

It was fascinating reading. However, I was saddened by an apparent polio outbreak in the chimpanzees which took place around (1). poliomyelitis (pō´lēōmī´əlī´tĬs), polio, or infantile paralysis, acute viral infection, mainly of children but also affecting older are three immunologic types of poliomyelitis virus, one of which was eradicated in ; exposure to one type produces immunity only to that type, so infection with another type is still possible.

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[P.D.F D.o.w.n.l.o.a.d] The 3R s of Relationships - Essentials for Success in Personal, Social and. "Books" includes volumes written by physicians and researchers about the late effects of polio and post-polio syndrome.

Biographical and autobiographical works about the polio experience dating from the s to present are also included.Managing Post-Polio: A Guide to Living and Aging Well with Post-Polio Syndrome.

Halstead, Lauro Written for a broad audience, the book provides a comprehensive overview of PPS: diagnosis, finding expert medical care, energy conservation, psychological and vocational aspects, support groups, managed-care concerns, Social Security benefits and Internet resources.

In the shadow of COVID, suburbanites recall polio crisis of the s This is a scene from the emergency polio ward at Haynes Memorial Hospital in Boston on Author: Barbara Vitello.