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Book review: Paralysed with fear: the story of polio

Brown, Sally (2013) Book review: Paralysed with fear: the story of polio. LSE Review of Books (20 Sep 2013). Website.

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"Paralysed With Fear: The Story of Polio." Gareth Williams. Palgrave Macmillan. June 2013. --- For much of the twentieth century, polio inspired terror as the ‘morning paralysis’ which could break into any home and disable or kill a previously healthy person. In this book Gareth Williams highlights one of the grand challenges of modern medicine, and explores the profoundly moving experiences of victims alongside the medical and scientific landmarks in the history of the disease. This history is a timely and vital book which will appeal to anyone interested in science, public health, and the history of medicine, writes Sally Brown.

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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2013 11:16
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:02

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