Seven Wheelchairs

Seven Wheelchairs

A Life Beyond Polio

eBook - 2008
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In 1959, seventeen-year-old Gary Presley was standing in line, wearing his favorite cowboy boots and waiting for his final inoculation of Salk vaccine. Seven days later, a bad headache caused him to skip basketball practice, tell his dad that he was too ill to feed the calves, and walk from barn to bed with shaky, dizzying steps. He never walked again. By the next day, burning with the fever of polio, he was fastened into the claustrophobic cocoon of the iron lung that would be his home for the next three months. Set among the hardscrabble world of the Missouri Ozarks, sizzling with sarcasm an.
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, Ă2008
ISBN: 9781587297526
1587297523
1587296934
9781587296932
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 226 pages)

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