When Did Fdr Contract Polio?
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Great answer by John de Witt, but there were exceptions. Franklin Roosevelt was one. Three pediatricians on the staff of the children's hospital where I practiced contracted polio, two while in their pediatric residency.|
||How are the handicapped supposed to practice their will to power?
... when their dependency on others means that their will is only satisfied via-proxy. Are we to exploit and manipulate the weak-willed to our hearts content? How are we to practice personal justice with such limited physical capabilities?
I ask this because I've never walked in my life.
Sometimes I feel like a strong mind trapped in a weak body.
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Abraham Lincoln: clinical depression and Marfan Syndrome.
Charles Steinmetz: Hunchbacked dwarf. Don't turn on a light without him.
Nickola Tesla: Classic OCB, don't turn on ANYTHING without him, even your computer.
Churchill: Clinical Depression.
FDR: Paralyzed by polio. Stephen J. Hawking....just more severe.
Last, but not least, Nietzsche: overloaded IQ, social misfit, had sex about once in his life and contracted syphilis, of which he slowly died.
The list is huge. I don't think it's good to pity anybody, but sometimes I feel very sad for people like Brittney and Anna.
The elders teach us that the human will, if it cannot deal with certain limitations, can overcome them. And it starts with the one thing we can control: our attitude.
There are people you can help. My best to you.
Born: January 30th, 1882.
T.R., FDR's fifth cousin, became President and inspired the charismatic FDR to political aspirations.
FDR becomes a State Senator for NY in 1910.
In 1913, he became Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He loved the Navy and quickly formulated diplomatic friendships with many countries and political figures, including Winston Churchill.
1921 - FDR contracts polio, which leaves him nearly paralyzed from the waist down.
1932 - FDR is elected President during the Great Depression. He develops his "New Deal" a system of programs designed to get all Americans up and back to work by the means of public works and infrastructure building. He uses his "Brain Trust" - a group of trusted advisors - to write bills and legislations to help the ailing country. It works. He pulls the country out of its Depression.
1941-1944 - FDR is elected for a historical third term. During which the US is attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, thrusting the US into WWII. FDR delivers his "nothing to fear but fear itself" speech. The Big Three - FDR, Churchill and Stalin meet to disucss post-war Europe after the imminent defeat of Nazi Germany.
1945 - After being elected to a fourth term, FDR dies of a cerebral hemorrhage. Truman becomes President, and must make the ultimate decision of dropping the atomic bombs.
Herbert Hoover -
Born: August 10, 1874.
1928 - He's elected President over Alfred E. Smith. He supports prohibition, helped close tax loopholes for the wealthy, created national parks, settled labor disputes, created Federal prisons, and constructed the Hoover (then called the Boulder) Dam.
1929 - The country slides into its worst economic period, the Great Depression.
Hoover then raised wages, but put tariffs up (The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act) and other countries didn't export to the US. Banks withdrew funds. Hoover then raised taxes unreasonably high to help pay for the federal funding for public works programs designed to get Americans back to work. Unemployment rose and rose during his Presidency, and soon, FDR as able to say Hoover's attempts were "too little, too late."