Living with polio [electronic resource] : the epidemic and its survivors / Daniel J. Wilson.
By: Wilson, Daniel J.Material type: TextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xii, 300 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226901060 (electronic bk.); 0226901068 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Poliomyelitis -- Popular works | Postpoliomyelitis syndrome -- Popular works | Poliomyelitis -- Popular Works | Survivors -- psychology -- Popular Works | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Alzheimer's & Dementia | MEDICAL -- Neurology | Poliomyelitis | Postpoliosyndroom | Ervaring | Verenigde Staten | პოლიომიელიტი ნევროლოგიაGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Living with polio.DDC classification: 616.8/35 LOC classification: RC180.2 | .W47 2005ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-288) and index.
Introduction -- "I'm afraid it's polio" -- The crisis of acute poliomyelitis -- Covenants of work: recovery and the rehabilitation hospital -- Straws on the ceiling: life on the polio wards -- Going home to a long recovery -- Resuming life after polio -- Living with polio -- An old foe returns: post-polio syndrome -- Epilogue.
Polio was the most dreaded childhood disease of twentieth-century America. Every summer during the 1940s and 1950s, parents were terrorized by the thought that polio might cripple their children. They warned their children not to drink from public fountains, to avoid swimming pools, and to stay away from movie theaters and other crowded places. Whenever and wherever polio struck, hospitals filled with victims of the virus. Many experienced only temporary paralysis, but others faced a lifetime of disability. Living with Polio is the first book to focus primarily on the personal stories of the m.