Written history of local polio diagnosis
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Written history by Mary Etta 'Lillian' Peterson Michael about her then two-year old daughter Winnie's polio infliction in 1921, her diagnosis and subsequent quarantine. Although the doctors thought that Winnie would never walk, this story described an alternative treatment that enabled her to walk again including continued treatment in Shriners Children's Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois.
Polio, 1921 Chapter from Mary Etta Lillian Peterson Michael, Compiled December, 1989, pages 58-61. Winnie was a sturdy built, healthy little girl who didn't like to be cuddled or rocked, but loved to play out doors and be with her Grandfather Peterson and Dad out in the garden. On her second birthday, October 29, 1921, she enjoyed her birthday cake and family party, but the next morning she did not feel good and wanted me to hold her. I found tha...
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- Written history of local polio diagnosis. 1921. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/ref/collection/tdl/id/1112. (Accessed December 17, 2018.)
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- (1921) Written history of local polio diagnosis. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/ref/collection/tdl/id/1112
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