Some articles on polio:
... He contracted polio, aged nine, and was confined to bed ... recovery but in his eighties, he was affected by post-polio syndrome ... He believed that polio had a positive psychological impact on him and increased his determination ...
Famous quotes containing the words polio and/or caught:
“If you think dope is for kicks and for thrills, youre out of your mind. There are more kicks to be had in a good case of paralytic polio or by living in an iron lung. If you think you need stuff to play music or sing, youre crazy. It can fix you so you cant play nothing or sing nothing.”
—Billie Holiday (19151959)
“In every philosophical school, three thinkers succeed one another in the following way: the first produces out of himself the sap and seed, the second draws it out into threads and spins a synthetic web, and the third waits in this web for the sacrificial victims that are caught in itand tries to live off philosophy.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)