Flying without wings: personal reflections on being disabled

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Doubleday, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 189 pages
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Dr. Beisser was stricken with polio and paralyzed when he was 24 years old. Warm, humorous and devoid of self-pity, his story is a metaphor for the human condition. We all come up against limitations, but we must--and can--learn to accept and work within them.

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A recent medical school graduate and amateur tennis champion, Beisser at age 24 had everything going for him. Then polio struck--his story opens in the 1950s--and he was confined to an iron lung ... Read full review



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Beisser is a graduate of Stanford University and its medical school. He is a CLinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a recipient of its Gold Achievement Award.

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