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Author Shreve, Susan.

Title Warm Springs : traces of a childhood at FDR's polio haven / Susan Richards Shreve.

Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.196835 SHRE    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary "Just after her eleventh birthday, at the height of the frightening childhood polio epidemic, Susan Richards Shreve was sent as a patient to the sanitarium at Warm Springs, Georgia. It was a place famously founded by FDR, "a perfect setting in time and place and strangeness for a hospital of cripple children."" "There the young Shreve meets Joey Buckley, a thirteen-year-old in a wheelchair who desperately wants to play football for Alabama. The shock of first love and of separation from her fiercely protective mother propels Shreve on a careening course from Warm Springs bad girl to overachieving saint and back again. This indelible portrait of the psychic fallout of childhood illness ends - like Tobias Wolff's Old School - with a shocking collision between adolescent drive and a genteel institution." "During Shreve's stay at Warm Springs, the Salk vaccine was developed, an event that put an end to a harrowing time for American families. Shreve's memoir is both a historical record of that time and a story of childhood."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Shreve, Susan -- Health.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Homes and haunts.
Georgia Warm Springs Foundation.
Poliomyelitis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Health resorts -- Georgia -- Warm Springs.
ISBN 061865853X