National Affairs: Erect

Seven years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was struck down in his prime (aged 40) by infantile paralysis. He fought back, not only at his own crippled condition but at the effects of the disease upon others. The Georgia Warm Springs Foundation Hospital at Warm Springs in Georgia, is largely his work and his energy encouraged notable developments in restorative therapy.

Last week Mr. Roosevelt squared off at life afresh and made an announcement. He could get along without his crutches now, he said, though he still needs two canes. He resigned from other companies and from the American Construction council—on which he...

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