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A Summer Plague: Polio and its Survivors

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1545
  1. Bill Inman

    Tony Gould Yale University Press, pounds sterling19.95, pp 384 ISBN 0 300 06292 3

    Tony Gould and I started our adult lives with quite a lot in common. He is nine years younger but we both caught polio at the age of about 20. We both experienced breathing problems and a spell in a respirator; he can walk, where I failed. We adapted well to our problems and were successful in our chosen careers; we both married and raised families. Gould chose the life of scholarship while I chose to train as a doctor.

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