Polio (Diseases and People) by Alvin Silverstein

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Published by Enslow Publishers .

Written in English

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  • Health & Daily Living - Diseases,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Diseases,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Poliomyelitis,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)

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The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10936828M
ISBN 100766015920
ISBN 109780766015920

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"Polio: An American Story is a comprehensive and succinct detailing of a disease that caused public panic and a national Polio book of all arenas to research and find a solution to this menace [This book] serves as a blueprint for confronting future public health challenges and a reminder of the success that can be Polio book when all efforts are mobilized to work toward a solution from a problem affecting a Cited by:   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 books are written for the nonprofessional/5(23).

Books shelved as polio: Nemesis by Philip Roth, Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret, We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg, Chasing Orion Home My Books.

Bruno emphasizes a "conserve to preserve" approach. While polio survivors are programmed to never give in, Bruno says giving in and managing PPS it better than giving up your ability to function. Dealing with PPS is difficult, but Dr. Bruno's advice can make coping with PPS easier.

This book offers a lot of good information and by: 4. Based in part on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Polio: An American Story by David Oshinsky, The Polio Crusade features interviews with historians, scientists, polio survivors, and the only.

Philip Roth’s last novel, “ Nemesis,” fromtells the story of a twenty-three-year-old gym teacher, Bucky Cantor, in Newark, New Jersey, in the summer of. 28 rows  Southern Gothic Georgia-born author contracted polio at age five in Bacon County, GA and. How such a drastic change in attitude occurred in only one generation is explained in David M Oshinsky's Polio: an American story.

While the book is advertised as covering the entire twentieth century, Oshinsky focuses primarily on the middle decades, when the Author: Beth Linker.

Polio: An American Story. All who lived in the early s remember the fear of polio and the elation felt when a successful vaccine was found. Now David Oshinsky tells the gripping story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure, from the March of Dimes to the discovery of the Salk and Sabin vaccines--and beyond.

Poliomyelitis. Global eradication within this decade Minimal heterotypic immunity between serotypes The words polio (grey) and myelon (marrow, indicating the spinal cord) are derived from the Greek.

It is the effect of poliomyelitis virus on the spinal cord. “The book contains good technical, but generally accessible, background on how the poliovirus works for its own interests at human expense Abraham challenges us to apply lessons learned from the polio eradication campaign to inform future global public health endeavours.

Here David Oshinsky tells the gripping story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure, from the March of Dimes to the discovery of the Salk and Sabin vaccines--and beyond.

Polio, short for poliomyelitis, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. In about percent of cases, there is muscle weakness resulting in an inability to move. This can occur over a few hours to a few days. The weakness most often involves the legs, but may less commonly involve the muscles of the head, neck and diaphragm.

Many people fully : Poliovirus spread by fecal-oral route. Polio can lead to the death of infected patients when the paralysis is immobilizing their breathing muscles.

3 To prevent the death by suffocation, Harvard professors Philip Drinker and Louis Agassiz Shaw invented the so called “iron lung” 4 (shown in the picture) in Infected patients would be placed in an air-tight tube – with their heads outside – and the machine decreased the.

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 5/5(1).

Polio was virtually unknown before the end of the 19th century. Although the disease was first noted inonly isolated cases surfaced until the first epidemic struck a village in France in   This book is written by Peg Kehret. Kehret wrote this book because she had a really bad case of polio and lived through all of it.

This book is a first hand book about what happened to her. Her friends and family wanted her to write a book about what had happened to her/5(84).

Includes bibliographical references and index The first epidemics -- Warm Springs -- "Cripples' money" -- "And they shall walk" -- Poster children, marching mothers -- The apprenticeship of Jonas Salk -- Pathway to a vaccine -- The starting line -- Seeing beyond the microscope -- "Plague season" -- The rivals -- "The biggest public health experiment ever" -- The Cutter fiasco -- Mission to Pages: Polio was a deadly disease that struck the United States hard with various epidemic breakouts throughout the country.

There are many books written about the disease and how it was controlled. Polio is a well-researched topic in today’s medical world but in this book, Heather Green Wooten, takes it. Polio: the green book, chapter 26 is an acute illness that follows invasion through the gastro intestinal tract by one of the three serotypes of polio virus (serotypes 1, 2 and 3).

The virus. The incidence of poliomyelitis in the United States declined rapidly after the licensure of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in and live oral polio vaccine (OPV) in the s.

The last cases of indigenously acquired polio in the United States occurred in and in the Americas in Uncovering the Hidden History of Polio to Understand and Treat "Post-Polio Syndrome" and Chronic Fatigue, by Dr.

Richard L. Bruno was published in June by Warner Books. This page book is devoted to the enlightenment and empowerment of patients having some eleven interconnected chronic neurological and.

Salk, Sabin and the Race Against Polio His book Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America won the Pulitzer Prize in Author: Gilbert King.

With her father away at war to fight Hitler, a young girl gains strength by joining her community in battling polio in this Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book based on the epidemic and the /5(12). This comprehensive and gripping narrative covers all the challenges, characters, and controversies in America's relentless struggle against polio.

Funded by philanthropy and grassroots contributions, Salk's killed-virus vaccine () and Sabin's live-virus vaccine () began to eradicate this dreaded disease. ‎Polio on Apple Books ‎History /5(8).

Small polio epidemics actually began in the early s, but it wasn’t until the late s and early s that the disease reached epidemic proportions. In fact, the polio outbreak in Author: Craig Kumerfield.

From the Yale School of Medicine website is an excerpt, "Breaking the Back of Polio," from the David M. Oshinsky, PhD book, Polio: An American Story. The article highlights the work of physician and early polio science researcher, Dorothy Hortsmann, MD, whose work "would pave the way for both the Salk killed-virus polio vaccine and the Sabin.

Book Reviews, Book Lover Resources, Advice for Writers and Publishers “Author Anne K. Gross tells Carol Rosenstiel’s story of growing up with polio and overcoming it. A thoughtful and personal analysis of this former scourge of the world, “The Polio Journals” is a.

The book contains nearly everything anyone ever needed or wanted to know about Post-Polio Syndrome.”—Phil Thorpe, Westerly, R. Sun “There is much still to discover about post-polio syndrome. This book is a beginning to help a lot of people deal with the repercussions of this chronic illness and validate their possible new symptoms.

“Post-Polio Syndrome is a book written for every person who had polio--and their relatives and friends. The book contains nearly everything anyone ever needed or wanted to know about Post-Polio Syndrome.”—Phil Thorpe, Westerly, R. Sun. Here are three more books on polio. POLIO: An American Story David M.

Oshinsky. Oxford Univ., $30 (p) ISBN   Polio Breaks Out In Newark In Roth's 'Nemesis' In his new novel, Philip Roth sets a fictional yet plausible polio outbreak in his New Jersey hometown.

Set in. Life with Polio: Adil’s Story. Adil was diagnosed with polio inonly 5 months after he was born. After a couple of days of high fever followed by weakness in his left leg, Shami Ullah rushed his baby to the hospital where Adil was tested for polio. books, shoes, and even a small amount for pocket money is being given to the.

What. Poliomyelitis or polio is an acute illness caused by gastrointestinal infection with 1 of the 3 types of poliovirus. The infection rate in households with susceptible young children can reach %.

Who. Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) vaccine or IPV-containing vaccine is recommended for:routine vaccination of infants; routine booster vaccination in adults at higher risk of exposure to.

Just last week donors pledged $ bn (£2bn) to combat polio as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), which formed in with the goal of eradicating the disease by Author: Edna Mohamed.

Living with Polio: The Epidemic and Its Survivors ©, pages, 10 halftones Cloth $ ISBN: Paper $ ISBN: For information on purchasing the book—from bookstores or here online—please go to the webpage for Living with Polio. POLIO NEWS August Dear polio eradication supporter, In August, the global polio eradication effort celebrated a major milestone: three years without a case of wild polio detected in the World Health Organization African Region— a way station on the long road to global polio eradication.

Immediately download the Poliomyelitis summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or. 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 Americas premier medical charitiesthe March of Dimesand how modern physical therapy practices emerged alongside the polio epidemics of.

In Julywith a polio epidemic under way, Springfield officials ordered children under 16 years old into quarantine – confined, with few exceptions, to their own backyards.

Hours later, 4. On MaAmerican medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine .Jonas Salk, American physician and medical researcher who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio.

Salk’s vaccine was released for use in the United States in In the years that followed, polio incidence in the United States fell from 18 to less than 2 cases perpeople.

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