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Dancing in my dreams : confronting the spectre of polio / Kerry Highley
Bib ID 6808061
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Highley, Kerry, author
 
Description Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, [2015] 
©2016 
x, 262 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781922235848 (paperback)
Series

Australia history.

Summary

Across most of the world, an entire generation has lived free from the spectre of polio, but for fifty years during the twentieth century that fear was overwhelming. Dancing in My Dreams investigates the disease of polio and its treatment over a long period, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus, and the early studies in virology and immunology that culminated in the production of a polio vaccine. For the first time, in a history of this disease, the voice of the polio survivor can also be clearly heard.

Notes

N copy signed by the author.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-255) and index.

Subjects Poliomyelitis -- Treatment -- Australia.  |  Poliomyelitis -- Prevention.  |  Poliomyelitis -- Vaccination -- Australia.  |  Poliomyelitis -- Social aspects -- Australia.  |  Poliomyelitis vaccine.  |  Poliovirus -- Research -- History.  |  Australian

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