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His Final Battle: 5 Books on FDR's Quiet Battle Against Polio

These 5 books on FDR and polio, including Joseph Lelyveld's book His Final Battle, help us understand FDR's private and public struggle with the disease.


How to Beat Polio, 1952: Excerpt from Extreme Medicine

In his book Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century, anesthesiologist, intensive care expert, and NASA adviser Kevin Fong explores how physical extremes push human limits and spawn incredible medical breakthroughs. Check out this excerpt.


Tragic Success: The Surprising Fallout from Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccine

As biographer Charlotte D. Jacobs set out investigate Jonas Salk's life and work, she was surprised to find this international idol did not live “happily ever after.”


Hip to Middle Age: Pulitzer Winner Gail Caldwell on Post-Surgery Fortitude

In her memoir ‘New Life, No Instructions,’ Gail Caldwell shares her characteristic insight into gaining a new hip and a new puppy.