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Polio and Its Aftermath

The Paralysis of Culture

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674013155

Publication Date: 06/15/2005


336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

25 halftones


  • Prologue
  • I. Autobiographies of a Disease
    • 1. One Polio Story
    • 2. In the Family
    • 3. A Polio School
  • II. Stasis and Kinesis
    • 4. Paralytic Polio and Moving Pictures
    • 5. Handi-Capitalism and Cinema Business
    • 6. The Cast of Rear Window; or, Cinema and Akinesia
  • III. Politics
    • 7. Polio and the Great Wars
    • 8. Remembering Roosevelt
    • 9. What We Can Learn, If We Hurry
  • Aftermath
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Text Credits
  • Illustration Credits
  • List of Boxes
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

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