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Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio

5 November 2015 @ 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Kerry Highley’s Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio (Monash University Publishing) details the disease and its treatment, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus, and the studies in virology and immunology that culminated in the production of a polio vaccine. It highlights the experiences of patients and the voices of survivors, revealing how ethnicity, class, age and gender all mediated an individual’s reaction to having polio.

Kerry will be joined by polio survivor and advocate, Monica Saville, who will officially launch the book.

This is a free event (includes refreshments and book signing) but bookings are required.


5 November 2015
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
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National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
Canberra, ACT Australia
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