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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History | FDR Contracts Polio | PBS


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On Wednesday, August 10, 1921, Franklin Roosevelt returns from a day of outdoor activities to relax on the back porch of the family’s summer home at Campobello Island. He complains of feeling feverish and retires upstairs to bed, where he remains for days, unable to walk, shaking with fever and suffering severe pain. At first, no one knows what is wrong with him, but eventually a diagnosis is made: infantile paralysis–polio.