Books About Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome
Current Trends in Post-Poliomyelitis Syndrome By Daria A. Trojan, MD (1996) References history, management of PPS, fatigue, dysfunction, drug therapies
Epidemic! The Battle Against Polio By Stephanie True Peters (2005). In 70 pages, it tells the history of polio in the world and of the people who tried to come up with methods to do away with it.
Handbook on the Late Effects of Poliomyelitis for Physicians and Survivors Edited by Frederick Maynard, MD, Joan L. Headley, MS, 1999 (Updated from 1984)
Late Effects of Polio By Frederick Maynard MD et al. (1999) Describes polio, disability, secondary conditions, with self-assessment tools
Late Effects of Poliomyelitis By Lauro Halstead, MD, David O. Weichers, MD (1985) Research symposium-what is known about polio, causes for new changes, forms of management & research
Living with Post-Polio Painlessly: How to Escape the Pain of Post-Polio Without Drugs By Agata Pascoe (2013)
Living with Polio: The Epidemic and Its Survivors By Daniel J. Wilson (2005) A focus on personal stories, testimonials, experiences in physical & emotional stages from acute polio to post-polio syndrome
Post-Polio Syndrome: A Guide for Polio Survivors and their Families By Julie K. Silver MD (2001) Historical overview of diagnosis and treatments
Managing Post-Polio Lauro S. Halstead, MD Editor (2006) A guide to living and aging well with PPS.
Polio by Daniel J. Wilson, (2009), is part of the "Biographies of Disease" series which is edited by Julie K. Silver, M.D. An excellent history of both the disease and the efforts to find a way to prevent it.
Polio An American Story By David M. Oshinsky (2005) A historical telling of the polio terror, intense efforts to find a cure, Salk, Sabin, and government involvement in new drugs, their marketing and liability issues
Polio and It's Problems Roland Berg, 1948 Contains history, experiments, research and interesting illustrations of polio done up to 1948
Polio Voices By Julie K. Silver MD and Daniel Wilson PhD 2007 An oral history from the American polio epidemics and worldwide eradication efforts.
Post-Polio Syndrome: A 3-in-1 Medical Reference (Parker & Parker 2004). This book is a medical dictionary, bibliography, and annotated research guide to Internet references.
Post-Polio Syndrome By Julie K. Silver MD (2004). Update on Post-Polio with current evidence based guidelines for specific rehabilitation therapy
Post-Polio Syndrome By Lauro S. Halstead, MD Gunnar Grimby, MD PhD (1995) PPS, diagnosis, prognosis, evaluation and management lessons & legacies
Post-Polio Syndrome By Theodore L. Munsat and 15 contributing authors (1991). Resource for MD's and therapists
Research and Clinical Aspects of the Late Effects of Poliomyelitis By Lauro Halstead, MD. David Weichers, MD, (1987) Easy to comprehend. Studies of Post-Polio Syndrome: swallowing difficulty, sleep disorders, stress, emotional responses, environmental effects, muscle & neurological symptoms with evaluations & treatments including exercise
Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio By Jeffrey Kluger (2004) Chronicles taking you into the world of scientists, their egos, and the politics involved in finding a vaccine
The Cutter Incident By Paul A. Offit MD (2005). How America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisis
The Death of a Disease Bernard Seytre and Mary Shaffer (2005). A History of the eradication of poliomyelitis
The Polio Paradox By Richard Bruno HD PhD (2002) Uncovers the history of polio to understand and treat post-polio syndrome
The Post-Polio Experience: Psychological Insights and Coping Strategies for Polio Survivors and Their Families by Margaret E. Backman, Ph.D (2006). Guidelines for coping with emotional aspects, managing stress and depression, and improving doctor/patient communication.