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The Penn Press list for fall 2021 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

Tales from Inside the Iron Lung (And How I Got Out of It)

Regina Woods. Foreword by David E. Rogers, M.D

160 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 illus.
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512809329 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume

Regina Woods, just weeks before her fourteenth birthday, contracted polio. Within a few days, she was paralyzed from the neck down, unable even to breathe by herself. What is most profound about this book is that—while it is an account of catastrophic loss—there is so much triumph in it.

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