Polio

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February 21, 2016 by Lorene

FDR purchased Warm Springs and set it up as a rehab for people with paralysis. “$42 a week covered board, lodging, pool charges, etc. – in fact, everything except your traveling expenses and cigarette money.”

FDR established a fund for patients who could not afford the fee, so nobody was turned away.

The March of Dimes was first organized to raise money for Warm Springs until the mission changed to assist “polio research nationally.”

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