My Scrapbook of My Illness with Polio

Webinar on “My Scrapbook of My Illness with Polio”

My Scrapbook of My Illness with Polio
My Scrapbook of My Illness with Polio by Edna Black and Lassie G. Black, with contributing editor Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, and designer Tracy MacKay-Ratliff.

Webinar on “My Scrapbook of My Illness with Polio”

Webinar on New book from the LibraryPress@UF

In November 2020, we celebrated the My Scrapbook of My Illness with Polio by Edna Black and Lassie G. Black, with contributing editor Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, and designer Tracy MacKay-Ratliff, with a webinar discussion. See the special conversation video online. And, the full book is available as Open Access online and in print. The book synopsis explains:

Polio, an infectious disease caused by a virus, became epidemic in the United States in the early to mid-20th century. Recounted in the form of a journal, this story about Edna Black Hindson does a wonderful job making the story of polio come alive. Edna caught polio in 1946, before the height of the epidemic, and the introduction of the vaccine – and well after Franklin Delano Roosevelt turned Warm Springs into the only place focused only on treating poliomyelitis. Thus, her story shows how Americans in the 1940s understood and treated polio, how they were able to use the facilities at Warm Springs and the work it took to help children recover muscle control and the ability to move their limbs that had originally been paralyzed.

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This blog entry cross-published on the LibraryPress@UF site and on Laurie Taylor’s website.

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