Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 November 2013

488 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780195380590

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Polio Wars

Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine

Naomi Rogers

  • A historian's account of Sister Elizabeth Kenny, one of the first celebrities in American medicine
  • Simultaneously a history of a disease, its public perception, its treatment, and ultimately its cure
  • Fascinating cinematic story of both a rise to fame and one person's impact on public health
  • Microcosmic history of an evolution in clinical care