Mending bodies : polio treatment in Australia
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This thesis examines the social context of a disease during a time of social crisis: the epidemics of poliomyelitis that emerged in the twentieth century. Its focus is on the Australian experience, within the context of what was happening overseas, particularly in the United States of America, England and New Zealand. It investigates the disease of polio and its treatment over a long period, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus, and the early studies in virology...[Show more]
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