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Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR’s Polio Haven

By Susan Richards Shreve (Houghton Mifflin)

In the 1950s, before Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin finished their race for thecure, young "polios" were often shuttled off to Warm Springs PolioFoundation to recover the use of their paralyzed limbs. The Georgia hospitaland rehabilitation center established by Franklin Delano Roosevelt offeredstate-of-the-art medical care and genuine community. But it was also a vaguelyDickensian place where everyone was at least temporarily orphaned. … Back to Article

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