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"Books" includes volumes written by physicians and researchers about the late effects of polio and post-polio syndrome. Biographical and autobiographical works about the polio experience dating from the 1950s to present are also included. 

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Twin Voices: A Memoir of Polio, the Forgotten Killer

Flood Nichols, Janice

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Proceedings: Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses for Ambulation

From the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetics (AAOP)

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Black Bird Fly Away: Disabled in an Able-bodied World

Gallagher, Hugh G.

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Rehabilitation into Independent Living: The 30th anniversary issue of Rehabilitation Gazette

Gazette International Networking Institute (now Post-Polio Health International)

Contact info@post-polio.org to obtain a copy of this collection of 40 stories by individuals with a disability (including 30 polio survivors) explaining how they "got here from there."

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A Summer Plague: Polio and Its Survivors

Gould, Tony

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The Polio Journals: Lessons from My Mother

Gross, PhD, Anne K.

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I Run with What I Have

Hagy, Bonnie L.

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Through the Storm: A Polio Story

Hall, Robert F

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Managing Post-Polio: A Guide to Living and Aging Well with Post-Polio Syndrome

Halstead, Lauro

Written for a broad audience, the book provides a comprehensive overview of PPS: diagnosis, finding expert medical care, energy conservation, psychological and vocational aspects, support groups, managed-care concerns, Social Security benefits and Internet resources. The majority of the 15 contributing health professionals are polio survivors themselves. Highly recommended for consumer health and public library collections.

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An Unexpected Journey: A Physician's Life in the Shadow of Polio

Halstead, Lauro

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