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"Polio provides general and basic information that is useful to students and anyone interested in learning more about this disease."
"Readers will get a sense of how frightening polio was to the public before vaccines were developed, and learn what it was like to have polio and to recover from it. Wilson's straightforward writing style should give this book wide appeal."
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". . . compelling reference . . . A vital complement to Wilson's Living with Polio (2007)."
"This book is an engaging read, well written and precise in its argumentation. It has drive and is easily read from cover to cover. The style is pragmatic and agreeable. The book comes with some nice extras, such as a glossary of medical terms, timeline, and bibliography. . . . Apart from being an interesting and very agreeable read, this book is certainly more than a traditional medical history. . . . it has something to offer to disability history. In teaching disability history, for example, it could be used as a textbook to get an overall view on polio, and it is commendable how the author moves between the perspectives of experts, institutions, patients, and their families."