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Peters, Stephanie True.
New York : Benchmark Books, 2005.
IL 3-6, RL 8.9
ISBN 0761416358
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Polio is a disease we hear little about today.  We do get vaccinated against it.  But the vaccine is a relatively recent discovery.  During the first part of the 20th century, the fear of polio was real.  It struck terror into the hearts of parents everywhere.  Those unfortunate children who did get polio were left permanently crippled, forced to wear leg braces, use crutches or a wheelchair, or live out the rest of their lives encased in the breathing apparatus known as the iron lung.  The disease was not limited to one part of the population.  Anyone could get it.  Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt had contracted polio as a child.  This book explores the history of polio and the people who dedicated themselves to eradicating it.
SUBJECTS:      Poliomyelitis -- History.


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