Home Sweet Home - Presentation by Richard Altenbaugh

03/01/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Richard Altenbaugh presents work from his current project, "Children and Disease: The Cultural Impact of Polio in Twentieth-Century America." This presentation will focus on the return of children disabled by polio to their families. He analyzes the impact on the entire household, exploring physical impediments, emotional turmoil and abuse, financial burdens, and sibling relationships.

Richard Altenbaugh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Secondary Education/Foundations of Education at Slippery Rock University, Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge.

Organized by the Health and Society Group of Quadrant.


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Minneapolis, MN 55455