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by Paul Wagner, Jane S. Smith, Nina Gilden Seavey. A Fascinating look at America's Polio experience.

by Paul Wagner, Jane S. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. This book contains a series of interviews with individuals who have either been involved in the treatment, cure, or suffering of polio.

This history, like the companion book by Nina Gilden Seavey, Jane S. Smith and Paul Wagner, gives a survivors' eye view of the illness: pain, isolation and paralysis; braces, crutches and iron lungs; little hope of cure and fear of death. About Rotten Tomatoes

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Few know the story of how polio came to America in 1916 and grew into the frightening epidemics of the 1940's and 50's when the diseases crippled tens of thousands of children .

Few know the story of how polio came to America in 1916 and grew into the frightening epidemics of the 1940's and 50's when the diseases crippled tens of thousands of children every summer. Our agreements with the content provider don’t allow purchases of this title at this time.

A Paralyzing Fear: The S. .has been added to your Cart. This documentary did an excellent job of explaining the causes of the growing polio epidemics in the first half of the twentieth century. To think that public sanitation, which ended other deadly diseases, had a role in the increase of polio cases. It's a must see for anyone who remembers this scourge, or any historian.

Nina Gilden Seavey, Paul Wagner. A Paralyzing Fear: The Triumph Over Polio In America. This book tells the story of the polio epidemic in America

Nina Gilden Seavey, Paul Wagner. We live in an age of enormous optimism about the conquest of disease. We also live in an age of dread. There is still no way to immunize against the virus that causes AIDS. 1575000709 (ISBN13: 9781575000701). This book tells the story of the polio epidemic in America. Polio survivors and medical professionals tell their tales from a time when polio ravaged countless childredn & adults and discusses FDR and his impact on the disease.

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Nina Gilden Seavey is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and a nearly 30-year veteran of the documentary world. Her films can be seen in theaters, on television, in ancillary media, and in museum exhibitions across the globe. Some of her films include: A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America, The Ballad of Bering Strait, The Matador, A Short History of Sweet Potato Pie and How It Became a Flying Saucer, The War at Home, and 4th & GOAL. Her most recently completed film is Parables of War and she is currently in production on My Fugitive.

She is the director of the Documentary Center at GW, which she founded in October 1990. In 2003, she and Frank Sesno launched The Center for Innovative Media for which they serve as co-directors.

Poliomyelitis, a viral infection that attacks the central nervous system and often results in paralysis and death, had existed for thousands of years in other parts of the world, but was relatively unknown in America until the late 19th century.

Production: Produced by Paul Wagner, Nina Gilden Seavey. With: Narrator: Olympia Dukakis. Directed, written by Nina Gilden Seavey. Narration written by Stephen Chodorov. Running time: 90 min. Leave a Reply.

Describes the impact of Poliomyelitis on American society, and shares the accounts of doctors, nurses, medical researchers, and polio victims and their families

Comments: (4)

Benn
I purchased this book because I am ghostwriting a story about polio. My client's 14-year-old twin siblings died from polio in the 1950s. She was 12 at the time and it devastated their family. I wanted more background information and this book provided it for me. Truly, truly heartbreaking on so many levels. Great photos and bios.
Kata
Enjoyed this book and learned a great deal about polio and the history of the vaccine. Would recommend this book.
elegant stranger
This book accompanied the PBS special of the same name. It did an excellent job of explaining the causes of the growing polio epidemics in the first half of the twentieth century. To think that public sanitation, which ended other deadly diseases, had a role in the increase of polio cases. It's a must read for anyone who remembers this scourge, or any historian.
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
This book contains a series of interviews with individuals who have either been involved in the treatment, cure, or suffering of polio. The accounts give captivating first hand insight into the horror of contracting polio, the experience of the disease progressing, the Iron Lung experience, and the therapies available at that time. Interviews with those who worked with Dr Salk, as well as his wife, are included as well.
The numerous black and white photographs paint a vivid image of the experience.
While this book is not intended to be a complete history of polio, it is an excellent book for those who wish to know how the polio epidemics felt, as well as the pride in the conquest of polio through the March of Dimes.
This book would be a good addition for a high school or junior high school library as well.
A Paralyzing Fear: The Triumph Over Polio In America download epub
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Author: Nina Seavey,Paul Wagner,Jane Smith
ISBN: 1575000709
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: TV Books; 1st, No Additional Printings edition (October 1, 1998)
Pages: 288 pages