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In the 1940's, were children the only ones suseptable to Polio?
I know FDR had polio as well, but was that just a rare case? If not, how would one have gotten polio?

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Great answer by John de Witt, but there were exceptions. Franklin Roosevelt was one. Three pediatricians on the staff of the children's hospital where I practiced contracted polio, two while in their pediatric residency.



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How are the handicapped supposed to practice their will to power?
... when their dependency on others means that their will is only satisfied via-proxy. Are we to exploit and manipulate the weak-willed to our hearts content? How are we to practice personal justice with such limited physical capabilities? I ask this because I've never walked in my life. Sometimes I feel like a strong mind trapped in a weak body.

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Whelp, let's try: Abraham Lincoln: clinical depression and Marfan Syndrome. Charles Steinmetz: Hunchbacked dwarf. Don't turn on a light without him. Nickola Tesla: Classic OCB, don't turn on ANYTHING without him, even your computer. Churchill: Clinical Depression. FDR: Paralyzed by polio. Stephen J. Hawking....just more severe. Homer, blind. Last, but not least, Nietzsche: overloaded IQ, social misfit, had sex about once in his life and contracted syphilis, of which he slowly died. The list is huge. I don't think it's good to pity anybody, but sometimes I feel very sad for people like Brittney and Anna. The elders teach us that the human will, if it cannot deal with certain limitations, can overcome them. And it starts with the one thing we can control: our attitude. There are people you can help. My best to you.



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It was FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt). He was our only 4 term president (1933-1945). In 1921 while on vacation, he contracted what was believed to be polio and was paralyzed from the waist down. He entered office disabled, but was fitted w/ leg braces which he learned to walk short distances in by swiveling his hips. He was careful not to be seen in them while in the public eye. In 2003 his illness was identified as Guillain-Barre' syndrome.




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