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This was a quick and enjoyable read, but very informative.
It is a testament to Oshinsky's skills as a writer that this factual re-telling of the polio story is actually a fascinating, compelling read.
Salk's race for the vaccine is just of the many fascinating angles covered by David M. Oshinsky in Polio: An American Story.
I had a bit of a personal reason for reading this book. Not just that I teach microbiology, and about these diseases to my students. Read morePublished 6 days ago by K. L Sadler
I found the book most interesting - from the history of the disease's supposed origins, the personalities involved in finding a cure to the fund-raising strategies that live on... Read morePublished 11 days ago by MOJO
Polio: An American Story is a good book just lacks drama and background of the personalities. Characters are presented just not developed as much as I would like. Read morePublished 14 days ago by MDCRABGUY
Important information shared by explaining the history of polio. As a polio survivor and presently a post polio patient, I truly appreciate the information in this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thoughtful Reviewer
Interesting for physicians, the public and polio survivors. The not-so-pleasant story of the creation of the lifesaving polio vaccine.Published 1 month ago by R. Michael McLellan
I contracted polio in 1955 and am now, at 63, in full blown post polio syndrome. Pieces of the history before the eradication are now clear and the mental and physical effects of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lynne Fraser
I greatly appreciated this book. I was born in 1945, remember being injected and the oral vaccine in a sugar cube. Read morePublished 2 months ago by V. Lindsey
I am a Polio survivor. I contracted the virus as a baby in 1954. I know how Polio affects a person. What I could not see or understand was the big picture. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dangerous Dave
I wanted more from this book. The book did a poor job spelling out the virus's life cycle and transmission methods, or any of the theories of early exposure and immunity, or in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Heiss