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Title:
Polio
Author:
Draper, Allison Stark.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen, 2001.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.8 1.0 46673.
ISBN:
9780823933488
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC180.1 .D73 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Most of us today associate polio with the painful shots we got as young people. But there was once a time when this deforming and deadly disease struck fear into people all around the world. Polio's long, destructive history is explored in this book, along with the scientific research that led to the understanding of this disease and the dramatic and triumphant search for a vaccine to prevent polio's crippling effects.


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Gr 5-9-Slim, accessible books that discuss the history and social and political consequences of these diseases as well as their causes, symptoms, prevention, treatment, and current research. The books have an attractive design and include a number of color photographs and charts. Boxes shaded in yellow or purple present chronologies or additional information and biographies.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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