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The Polio Journals: Lessons from My Mother

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Description: Part memoir, part social commentary, The Polio Journals tells the story of Carol Rosenstiel, who contracted the disease in 1927 at the age of two, leaving her permanently paralyzed from the waist down.In the 1920s, society viewed polio as a shameful reflection of the dirty lifestyle of its victims, leading Carol's parents to silence all issues related to their ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published January 20th 2011 by Diversity Matters Press
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Dr. Gross writes a heartwrenching yet inspiring story about the life of her mother who contracted polio at the age of two. She describes how victims of this vicious disease were not only affected physically, but emotionally as well. The effects rippled through families, thus claiming more than one victim. This book gives the reader an understanding of the devastating effects that chronic illness can inflict on families.
An interesting and informative book that got a little tedious as times. So interesting to learn about the treatment of polio and one person's life suffering from this disease. Of course all members of the family suffer in some way. It was a good read.
Angela Menton
Excellent book.

If you know anyone with a disability you should read this book. It will give you a lot of insight.
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