Polio Epidemics in Rockford: Memories from a Polio Survivor -- Part 3 of 3: After the Hospital

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Title

Polio Epidemics in Rockford: Memories from a Polio Survivor -- Part 3 of 3: After the Hospital

Subject

Polio epidemics in Rockford, Illinois 1940-1950

Description

Don Swanson is a Rockford native and a polio survivor. The retired principal of Walker School, Swanson contracted polio at age 5 and spent a year in the hospital. These images are part of a PowerPoint presentation created by Swanson in 2018 to share his memories and experiences of Rockford's polio epidemics in the 1940s. Part 3 covers Swanson's return to home and school as well as preventative measures introduced by the community.

Creator

Donald Swanson

Publisher

Midway Village Museum

Date

2018

Format

jepf

Type

Still mage

Collection

Citation

Donald Swanson, “Polio Epidemics in Rockford: Memories from a Polio Survivor -- Part 3 of 3: After the Hospital,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 26, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3985.

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