Ep 107- Did Roosevelt Actually Have Polio?

American President FDR was the Poster Boy for Polio for much of his adult life. Did he actually have polio? The answer may surprise you.

Today in the Polio Mailbag, a reader asks: Did Franklin Delanor Roosevelt actually have polio? If you’re new around here, I’ve been explaining that polio was in fact one of many man-made paralytic diseases that began occurring in the late 1800s. FDR, later to become the president of the United States, was the poster-boy for polio for years and years. His condition helped bring awareness (and fear) of the disease to the forefront of the American Public.