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4 edition of Polio epidemic found in the catalog.

Polio epidemic

crippling virus outbreak

by Victoria Sherrow

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Enslow in Berkeley Heights, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epidemics,
  • Poliomyelitis,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Diseases,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Describes the history polio outbreaks, focusing on the 1952 epidemic, which afflicted nearly 58,000 people and caused more than 3,000 deaths. Explains the effects of the disease, the creation of the March of Dimes, and methods of treatment, including the development of a vaccine by Dr. Jonas Salk.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index.

    StatementVictoria Sherrow
    SeriesAmerican disasters
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA644.P9 S44 2001
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p. :
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24870654M
    ISBN 100766015556
    ISBN 109780766015555
    LC Control Number00009472
    OCLC/WorldCa44076124


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A doctor performs a spinal tap on a polio patient in Hickory, N.C. in Philip Roth’s novel, “Nemesis,” portrays a polio epidemic in Newark, N.J., in the same decade. Living with Polio is the first book to focus primarily on the personal stories of the men and women who had acute polio and lived with its crippling consequences.

Writing from his own experience as a polio survivor, Daniel J. Wilson shapes this impassioned book with the testimonials of more than one hundred polio victims, focusing on the years Cited by: Polio: An American Story 1st Edition.

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Over millennia, polio survived quietly as an endemic pathogen until the s when major epidemics began to occur in Europe. Soon after, widespread. Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly disease that affects the nervous system. Good hand washing practices can help prevent the spread of this disease.

Because the virus lives in the feces (poop) of an infected person, people infected with the disease can spread it to others when they do not wash their hands well after defecating (pooping).

Another state polio epidemic killed and infected nearly 4, Minnesotans insaid to be the highest rate among states in the nation. Three years later, Dr. Jonas Salk came up with a. His book “Polio: An American Story,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for History, is a tribute to those who lived through and ultimately conquered the disease, about the polio epidemic.

The New York City polio epidemic was an epidemic of polio ultimately infecting several thousand people, and killing over two thousand, in New York City, primarily in the borough of epidemic was officially announced in Juneand a special field force was assembled under the authority of Dr.

Simon R. Blatteis of the New York City Health. In fact, the polio outbreak in became the worst epidemic in our nation’s history.

58, cases were reported that year. Of those, 3, died were left with mild to disabling Author: Craig Kumerfield. Suzanne Humphries, an internist and board-certified nephrologist, wrote about polio fear-mongering in her book, Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History, describing how we were “indoctrinated to believe polio was a highly prevalent and contagious disease” from the early s on, “despite the actual numbers.

"The book educates you about the book." More On Philip Roth. the polio epidemic in the northeastern United States, when there had been more t cases, with 6, deaths. In Newark. Based in part on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Polio: An American Story by David Oshinsky, The Polio Crusade features interviews with.

In the summer ofwhile America was fighting around the world, it was waging Polio epidemic book war at home, as a polio epidemic swept the country.

In "Nemesis," Philip Roth once again takes us back to. During the epidemic, 9, cases occurred in New York City, which called for quarantines. Polio would haunt the country for decades, afflicting thousands each year; TIME wrote in that "for many a parent who had lived through the nightmare fear of polio, there was some statistical encouragement: in25% of polio's victims died.

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 Liberty said, "you have to read this book before I return it to the Library on Monday". So I did, and am very glad I did.

I knew so very little about Polio. The book, To Stand on my Own, walks you through the diary of a young girl's life before, during and coping with Polio. Great read. I am learning that when Liberty recommends a book, time to /5.

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 "Miracle of Hickory" Hospital in Hickory, North Carolina.

Ann Fay Honeycutt accepts the role of "man of the house" when her father leaves because she wants to do her part for the war/5(12).

In Chicago, schools closed during a polio epidemic and kids learned from home — over the radio. Jonas Salk, developer of a polio vaccine, holds a rack of test tubes in his lab in Pittsburgh. 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   San Angelo was center of polio epidemic in summer of Seventy-years ago, in the summer ofSan Angelo was a city caught in the grip of fear over the worst polio epidemic in the town’s.

There was beauty everywhere, strange beauty, even—especially?—in a children’s polio hospital. Polio is like love, Frank says Years later, when you think you have recovered, it comes back.

My rating: Nemesis by Philip Roth () [On the Wellcome Book Prize shortlist] In the summer of Newark, New Jersey is hit hard by polio. David Oshinsky, whose last book, Polio: An American Story, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution.

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). Gaye LeBaron: Why what we learned from the polio epidemic matters now. GAYE LEBARON. There is a photo of Jack Shea, taken earlier that year, in a book of Santa Rosa history.

He is shown. Description: Roth’s story is set in Newark when a Jewish community is struck by a polio epidemic. The novel won the Man Booker Prize International in and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize which rewards medical topics in literature. Date of publication: 5 October ; Available at: Google Books in parts.

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 men and women who had acute polio and lived with its crippling consequences.4/5(2). Since the days of the polio epidemic, new viruses continue to pose a public threat including HIV/AIDs, avian flu, enterovirus D68, and now Ebola.

Mother Nature will always be one step ahead of us. On the 60th anniversary of the Salk vaccine trials – the largest scientific experiment in history – it's good to remember.

In Mr. Roth’s new novel, “Nemesis,” it’s the summer when a polio epidemic sweeps through the city, spreading anxiety and suspicion. Like his book, “Indignation. Explore 47 Polio Quotes by authors including Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci, and Jack Nicklaus at BrainyQuote.

The first recorded polio epidemic in the United States occurred in Vermont in President Franklin D. Roosevelt contacted polio inwhen he was It left him permanently paralyzed from the waist down.

From the late s to the early s, polio crippled approximat people in the United States each year. Conquering the polio epidemic Duration: 34 mins ago Near the start of the 20th century, a mysterious and deadly virus terrified Americans, particularly infecting young kids: Polio.

The first major documented polio outbreak in the United States occurred in Rutland County, Vermont. Eighteen deaths and cases of permanent paralysis were reported. Charles Caverly, MD, noted the appearance of acute nervous system disease in the county.

He was one of the first physicians to recognize that polio could occur with or without. Polio hit native and foreigner, rich and poor, about the same, and it seemed to have nothing to do with dirt, flies, cats or food.

If the epidemic did anything positive, it established : Dennis Wepman. 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.

Living with Polio is the first book to focus primarily on the personal stories of the men and women who had acute polio and lived with its crippling consequences. Writing from personal experience, polio survivor Daniel J. Wilson shapes this impassioned book with the testimonials of more than one hundred polio victims, focusing on the years.

The first major polio epidemic in the United States occurred in Vermont in the summer ofand by the 20th century thousands were affected every year.

In the first decades of the 20th century. During the height of the polio epidemic in parts of Australia, state borders, schools, pools, and theatres closed, and travel restrictions and quarantine measures were introduced.

She is writing a book about the Copenhagen polio epidemic and the birth of intensive care. She is a practising intensive-care physician at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.

Contact. In the halcyon post-World War II days of grand optimism and accomplishment, President Harry Truman in declared polio a monstrous threat to Author: Peter Mjos.

David M. Oshinky’s Polio: An American Story tells the thrilling tale behind this quest and how society coped with the outbreak. It also demonstrates that despite the publicity it received, polio was actually never actually the major epidemic that the media portrayed it to be and public interest faded soon after the show more content.

Finally, in Iowa, the tide began turning on the epidemic. And the trials pointed toward hope. Three years later, Dr. Jonas Salk became a national hero when he developed the first safe and effective polio vaccine in with the support of the March of Dimes.

By remote connection from Allentown, Pennsylvania Professor Wilson talked about the history of polio, how it started, how it was spread, and the polio vaccine invented by Jonas Salk. Professor. By the early s, 25, to 50, people were becoming infected each year, and 3, died from polio in Parents and children lived in fear that they would be : Gilbert King.