Post-polio Syndrome: A Guide for Polio Survivors and Their Families - Julie K. SilverNew Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2001, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
From the cover: “The effects of polio that occur decades after the disease has run its course-weakness, fatigue, pain, intolerance to cold, difficulty with breathing and swallowing-are often more devastating than the original disease. This book on the diagnosis and management of polio-related health problems is an essential resource for polio survivors and their families and health care providers.
Dr. Julie K. Silver, who has both professional and familial experience with post-polio syndrome, begins the book by defining and describing post-polio syndrome and providing a historical overview of its diagnosis and treatment. Chapters that follow discuss finding good medical care, relieving pain, improving strength, sustaining mobility, preventing osteoporosis and falls, and maintaining proper nutrition and weight. Dr. Silver reviews the latest in braces, shoes, assistive devices, and wheelchairs and scooters. She also explores issues involving surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, safe and comfortable living environments, insurance and disability, and sex and intimacy.”