The Death of a Disease: A History of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis

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In 1988, the World Health Organization launched a campaign for the global eradication of polio. Today, this goal is closer than ever. Fewer than 1,300 people were paralyzed from the disease in 2004, down from approximately 350,000 in 1988. In The Death of a Disease, science writers Bernard Seytre and Mary Shaffer tell the dramatic story of this crippling virus that has evoked terror among parents and struck down healthy children for centuries. Beginning in ancient Egypt, the narrative explores the earliest stages of ...

The Death of a Disease: A History of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis 2005, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813536774

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The Death of a Disease: A History of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis 2005, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813536767

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