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The Resource The Last Children’s Plague : Poliomyelitis, Disability, and Twentieth-Century American Culture, by Richard J. Altenbaugh, (electronic resource)

The Last Children’s Plague : Poliomyelitis, Disability, and Twentieth-Century American Culture, by Richard J. Altenbaugh, (electronic resource)

Label
The Last Children’s Plague : Poliomyelitis, Disability, and Twentieth-Century American Culture
Title
The Last Children’s Plague
Title remainder
Poliomyelitis, Disability, and Twentieth-Century American Culture
Statement of responsibility
by Richard J. Altenbaugh
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Poliomyelitis, better known as polio, thoroughly stumped the medical science community. Polio's impact remained highly visible and sometimes lingered, exacting a priceless physical toll on its young victims and their families as well as transforming their social worlds. This social history of infantile paralysis is plugged into the rich and dynamic developments of the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Children became epidemic refugees because of anachronistic public health policies and practices. They entered the emerging, clinical world of the hospital, rupturing physical and emotional connections with their parents and siblings. As they underwent rehabilitation, they created ward cultures. They returned home to occasionally find hostile environments and always discover changed relationships due to their disabilities. The changing concept of the child, from an economic asset to an emotional commitment, medical advances, and improved sanitation policies led to significant improvements in child health and welfare. This study, relying on published autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories, captures the impact of this disease on children's personal lives, encompassing public-health policies, hospitalization, philanthropic and organizational responses, physical therapy, family life, and schooling. It captures the anger, frustration, and terror not only among children but parents, neighbors, and medical professionals alike.--
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer eBooks.
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  • America-History
  • History, Modern
  • Medicine
  • United States-History
Label
The Last Children’s Plague : Poliomyelitis, Disability, and Twentieth-Century American Culture, by Richard J. Altenbaugh, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137527851
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-52785-1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXIX, 277 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137527851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137527851
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921253361
Label
The Last Children’s Plague : Poliomyelitis, Disability, and Twentieth-Century American Culture, by Richard J. Altenbaugh, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137527851
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-52785-1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXIX, 277 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137527851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137527851
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921253361

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