The Moth in the Iron Lung

If you've never explored the polio story beyond the tales of crippled children and iron lungs, this book will be sure to surprise.

Author: Forrest Maready

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717583673

Category: Poliomyelitis

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A fascinating account of the world's most famous disease-polio- told as you have never heard it before. Epidemics of paralysis began to rage in the early 1900s, seemingly out of nowhere. Doctors, parents, and health officials were at a loss to explain why this formerly unheard of disease began paralyzing so many children-usually starting in their legs, sometimes moving up through their abdomen and arms. For an unfortunate few, it could paralyze the muscles that allowed them to breathe. Why did this disease start to become such a horrible problem during the late 1800s? Why did it affect children more often than adults? Why was it originally called teething paralysis by mothers and their doctors? Why were animals so often paralyzed during the early epidemics when it was later discovered most animals could not become infected? The Moth in the Iron Lung is a fascinating biography of this horrible paralytic disease, where it came from, and why it disappeared in the 1950s. If you've never explored the polio story beyond the tales of crippled children and iron lungs, this book will be sure to surprise.


Follow along as Forrest Maready, author of "Red Pill Gospel" and "The Moth in the Iron Lung" explains his fascinating take on why this one topic may be crucial to understanding most of our country's--and Church's--divisions.

Author: Forrest Maready




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Today, many of the treasured institutions that made America such a great place to live are being destroyed. Riots fill the streets as cities burn. Churches sit empty. Families and marriage are no longer held in high esteem. Social trust has disappeared. Public education is in shambles. Law and order are no longer respected and nothing appears safe from disruption. Are social justice, critical race theory, and equality the key to understanding our world's ills? Or could the pursuit of them be causing more problems? Could our insistence on equality in all things actually be the root of most-if not all-of our societal, religious and political disagreements? Follow along as Forrest Maready, author of "Red Pill Gospel" and "The Moth in the Iron Lung" explains his fascinating take on why this one topic may be crucial to understanding most of our country's-and Church's-divisions.

Moth Or How I Came to Be With You Again

And if you were to say to the iron lung pushed through the streets you are more important than Ulysses. And if you were to say passer-by, cinema of lush flowers where you slept like Proust. The sky a perfect rectangle with a star nailed ...

Author: Thomas Heise

Publisher: Sarabande Books

ISBN: 1936747561

Category: Poetry

Page: 178

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“Thomas Heise has written a deeply moving account of loss, migration, and memory that blurs the line between poetry and prose” (Montreal Review of Books). The narrator in Thomas Heise’s adventurous novel tries to fuse together his present and past, abandonment by his parents, childhood in an orphanage, and a strong sense of disconnection from his adult life. The story is written in columnar, densely lyrical sections, looping and vertiginously dropping into the speaker’s past, across several cities in Europe. W.G. Sebald, Samuel Beckett, and Michelangelo Antonioni’s films come to mind, especially L’Avventura and Red Desert. Heise’s language is precise (dirigibles “no larger than a fennel seed”) and his lush, unfolding sentences offer a great, gorgeous pleasure. Moth is a haunting, one-of-a-kind novel that will stay with the reader for a long, long time. “Neither memoir, poem, nor novel, Moth is somehow all three—an effusive ramble through the space of language and the language of memory . . . Heise seems capable of doing anything with words.” —Publishers Weekly “It’s impossible to convey in a few lines the enormous pleasures of this book—the beauty of the design, the incandescent prose, its rigor and intelligence. A deeply melancholic and moving work of art.” —Carole Maso, author of The Room Lit by Roses “The silence between the words, between the pages is terrific.” —Michael Martone, author of The Blue Guide to Indiana

The Geek Atlas

The Health and Medicine collection has the first electro-hydraulic heart to be implanted in a human, an early CT scanner, a 1931 iron lung, and one of Roentgen's early X-ray tubes. In the Industry and Manufacturing collection there's a ...

Author: John Graham-Cumming

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596555628

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique traveler's guide, you'll learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred or is happening now. Travel to Munich to see the world's largest science museum, watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris, ponder a descendant of Newton's apple tree at Trinity College, Cambridge, and more. Each site in The Geek Atlas focuses on discoveries or inventions, and includes information about the people and the science behind them. Full of interesting photos and illustrations, the book is organized geographically by country (by state within the U.S.), complete with latitudes and longitudes for GPS devices. Destinations include: Bletchley Park in the UK, where the Enigma code was broken The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was confirmed The National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland The Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was exploded The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California You won't find tedious, third-rate museums, or a tacky plaque stuck to a wall stating that "Professor X slept here." Every site in this book has real scientific, mathematical, or technological interest -- places guaranteed to make every geek's heart pound a little faster. Plan a trip with The Geek Atlas and make your own discoveries along the way.

The Rotarian

Above, a child in an iron lung, circa 1950. They spoke out for decency From The Rotarian, September Down in the peaceful countryside of lower North Carolina, the searing crosses of bigotry, like the flame and the moth, burned a lot of ...





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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.


Wilt thou join thy playful breathing To the Whirl - wind's iron lung ? Wilt thou fan the Fire - snake , wreathing ... Doth their turmoil or their quiet Draw thee as the lamp the moth , Nothing loth ? What hast thou of slavish trouble ?

Author: Richard Edwin Day




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Computer Ethics

The result was the creation of two information feedback machines, called 'the moth' and 'the bedbug', ... (154, 167-174) A proposed prosthesis project that Wiener described in The Human Use of Human Beings (1954, 174) was an iron lung ...

Author: John Weckert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351949810

Category: Philosophy

Page: 516

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The study of the ethical issues related to computer use developed primarily in the 1980s, although a number of important papers were published in previous decades, many of which are contained in this volume. Computer ethics, as the field became known, flourished in the following decades. The emphasis initially was more on the computing profession: on questions related to the development of systems, the behaviour of computing professionals and so on. Later the focus moved to the Internet and to users of computer and related communication technologies. This book reflects these different emphases and has articles on most of the important issues, organised into sections on the history and nature of computer ethics, cyberspace, values and technology, responsibility and professionalism, privacy and surveillance, what computers should not do and morality and machines.

Memories of the Future

... Moth, born Deidre Wood somewhere out West, but Lucy can't remember exactly where, what state, that is, except that little Deidre had polio and spent time in an iron lung many years before she “named the shadow” and became Moth.

Author: Siri Hustvedt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473694434

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A provocative, wildly funny, intellectually rigorous and engrossing novel, punctuated by Siri Hustvedt's own illustrations - a tour de force by one of America's most acclaimed and beloved writers. Fresh from Minnesota and hungry for all New York has to offer, twenty-three-year-old S.H. embarks on a year that proves both exhilarating and frightening - from bruising encounters with men to the increasingly ominous monologues of the woman next door. Forty years on, those pivotal months come back to vibrant life when S.H. discovers the notebook in which she recorded her adventures alongside drafts of a novel. Measuring what she remembers against what she wrote, she regards her younger self with curiosity and often amusement. Anger too, for how much has really changed in a world where the female presidential candidate is called an abomination?

The Journey Home

Learning to read became his emancipation. Soon after the reading, Joy moved back to London. Tragedy struck the family when the dreaded polio virus invaded their home. Joy's sister was hospitalized, confined to an iron lung.

Author: Willy Nywening

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475988273

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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Our childhood is an intricate part of who we become as adults. Everyone has difficulty, despair and disappointment in their past. How we choose to overcome these challenges determines the course of our lives. Through it all, love has the potential to heal old wounds. In a time when children were meant to be seen and not heard, young lives were not always honored. Jamie and Martha, a brother and sister who were tragically orphaned at a young age, find themselves shuffled between family and friends. Stripped of their voices and choices, they endure heartbreaking circumstances that no child should ever experience. Even though disappointment seems to be the only constant in their young lives, they struggle courageously to find bits and pieces of happiness in a world that is often cruel and spiteful. Through it all, something pure and innocent within the children refuses to die. On their journey, they learn one of life’s most important and powerful lessons: the healing power of love makes life – and living – possible. While love cannot change the past, it is the key to redeeming an unwritten future. For Martha and Jamie, it is love that creates the true refuge that is home.

The Chambers Dictionary

iron lung see under iron . [ OE lungen ] ( Ety as for lunar ) lunge ' lunj , n a sudden thrust as in fencing ; a forward lunar loð'nər , adj belonging to the moon ; measured by the plunge ; in gymnastics , a rapid movement forwards or ...

Author: Allied Chambers

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788186062258


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