Bibliography and Links

Historical Works (books) on Infantile Paralysis

Benison, Saul.  Tom Rivers:  Reflections on a Life in Medicine and Science.   Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press, 1967.

Daniel, Thomas M., and Frederick C. Robbins, eds. Polio. Rochester, N. Y.: University of Rochester Press, 1997.

Gould, Tony. A Summer Plague: Polio and Its Survivors. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Klein, Aaron E. Trial By Fury: The Polio Vaccine Controversy. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1972.

Paul, John R. A History of Poliomyelitis. New Haven: Yale Univeristy Press, 1971.

Rogers, Naomi. Dirt and Disease: Polio before FDR. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

Seavey, Nina Gilden, Jane S. Smith, and Paul Wagner. A Paralyzing Fear :Tthe Triumph over Polio in America. New York: TV Books, 1998.

Smith, Jane S. Patenting the Sun: Polio and the Salk Vaccine. New York: W. Morrow, 1990.

Historical Works (articles) on Infantile Paralysis

Benison, Saul. "Poliomyelitis and the Rockefeller Institute: social effects and institutional response." J. Hist. Med. 29 (1974): 74-92.

Benison, Saul. "Speculation and experimentation in early poliomyelitis research." Clio Med. 10 (1975): 1-22.

Berk, L. B. "Polio vaccine trials of 1935." Trans. Stud. Coll. Physicians Phila. 11 (1989): 321-326.

Brandt, Allan M. "Polio, politics, publicity, and duplicity: ethical aspets in the development of the Salk vaccine." Int. J. Health Serv. 8 (1978): 257-270.

Dixon, B. "Medicine and the media: polio still paralyses." Br. J. Hosp. Med. 18 (1977): 595.

Etheridge, E. W. "Yellow fever, polio, and the new public health." Reviews in American History 21 (1993): 297-302.

Galishoff, S. "Newark and the great polio epidemic of 1916." New Jersey History 94 (1976): 101-111.

Grimshaw, M. L. "Scientific specialization and the poliovirus controversy in the years before World War II." Bull. Hist. Med. 69 (1995): 44-65.

Hardy, A. "Poliomyelitis and the neurologists: the view from England, 1896-1966." Bull. Hist. Med. 71 (1997): 249-272.

Horstmann, Dorothy M.  "The Poliomyelitis Story:  A Scientific Hegira."  Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 58 (1985): 79-90.

Horstmann, Dorothy M.  "The Sabin live poliovirus vaccine trials in the USSR, 1959."  Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 64 (1991): 499-512.

Maxwell, J. H. "The iron lung: halfway technology or necessary step?" Milbank Quatery 64 (1986): 3-33.

Risse, G. B. "Revolt against quarantine: community responses to the 1916 polio epidemic, Oyster Bay, New York." Trans. Stud. Coll. Physicians Phila. 14 (1992): 23-50.

Rogers, Naomi. "A disease of cleanliness: polio in New York City, 1900-1990." In Hives of Sickness: Public Health and Epidemics in New York City, ed. David Rosner, 115-130. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Rogers, Naomi. "Dirt, flies, and immigrants: explaining the epidemeology of poliomyelitis, 1900-1916." J. Hist. Med. Allied Sci. 44 (1989): 486-505.

Rutty, C. J. "The middle-class plague: epidemic polio and the Canadian state, 1936-1937." Bull. Can. Hist. Med. 13 (1996): 277-314.

Wilson, D. J. "A crippling fear: experiencing polio in the era of FDR." Bull. Hist. Med. 72 (1998): 464-495.

Wilson, J. "Sister Elizabeth Kenny’s trial by the Royal Commission." Hist. Nurs. Soc. J. 4 (1992-1993): 91-99.

Wyatt, H. V. "Provocation poliomyelitis: neglected clinical observations from 1914 to 1950." Bull. Hist. Med. 55 (1981): 543-537.

Selected Books on Polio Victims and the Experience of Infantile Paralysis

Bannister, Betty.  Trapped: A Polio Victim's Fight for Life.   Saskatoon, Sask.:  Western Producer Prarie Books, 1975.

Black, Kathryn.  In the Shadow of Polio:  A Personal and Social History. Reading, MA:  Addison-Wesley, 1996.

Davis, Fred. Passage Through Crisis: Polio Victims and Their Families. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers,1991.

Gould, Jean. A Good Fight; the Story of F. D. R.'s Conquest of Polio. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1960.

Hall, Robert.  Through the Storm:  A Polio Story.  St. Cloud, MN: North Star Press of St. Cloud, 1990.

Kehret, Peg.  Small Steps:  The Year I Got Polio.  Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whiman, 1996.

Kriegel, Leonard. The Long Walk Home. New York: Appleton-Century, 1964.

Plagemann, Bentz. My Place to Stand. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1949.

Sass, Edmund, George Gottfried, and Anthony Soren.  Polio's Legacy:  An Oral History.  Lanham, MD:  University Press of America, 1996.

Woods, Regina. Tales From Inside the Iron Lung: and How I Got Out of It. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994.