My Experience with Polio
In 1954 I contracted polio. I write this essay because it was a major influence on my life and because it complicates
my MS symptoms. This mental core dump may be long but it is not a novel. I have broken it into parts so that you can
jump to sections of most interest and print only that section. In other words, they are separate HTML files.
Surviving polio patients are now up in years so I do not expect many to contact me but, if you are one, do take the
time to drop an email to me. I would love to hear from you and I will respond.
Below the menu you will find the external links I use in this essay and a few books for reference
To end before I start:
If asked to summarize the effects of Polio on my life, I would have to use a quote from another survivor. She was asked,
If it was possible to turn back the clock, would you want to, and if so not get Polio? She paused only a moment then answered,
No thank you. I like where I've gone and where I am.
back to Topics
A Brief Polio History
Polio Peers and Stuff, Remembered
Books for further reading:
A Whole New Life Reynolds Price 1994
Polio Network News R.A. Keegan 1994
A History of Poliomyelitis J.R. Paul 1971
Polio's Legacy: An Oral History E.J. Sass 1996
Dr. Jonas Salk
FDR and Polio