Fredrick Brent Eldridge, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, January 30, 2010

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Title Fredrick Brent Eldridge, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, January 30, 2010
Alternative Title No.523 Fredrick Brent Eldredge
Creator Edredge, Fredrick Brent, 1941-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Lloyd, Becky B.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-01-30
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage South Salt Lake, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Edridge, Fredrick Brent, 1941- --Interviews; Poliomyelitis--Patients--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (59 pages) of interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Fredrick Brent Eldredge on January 30, 2010
Abstract Eldredge (b. 1941) discusses his family, schooling and growing up years. He contracted polio at age 9 in 1951, and was initially treated at the Salt Lake County Hospital, where he was in isolation for two weeks prior to being sent to LDS Hospital for rehabilitative treatment. His total hospitalization time was approximately three months. During the acute phase of the disease his vocal cords were damaged, producing a very deep voice for life. In addition, he was paralyzed from the chest down and was treated with hot pack therapy. He returned home with crutches and a lift in one shoe and received physical therapy and home schooling for some months. He started to develop scoliosis and was sent to Primary Children's Hospital for two corrective spinal fusion surgeries that prevented further growth. He was in that hospital for nine months, wore a body cast, and recalls a number of experiences and memories from that time. He describes his recovery and re-assimilation with his neighborhood. He was left with a noticeable permanent limp and paralyzed stomach muscles. He discusses the effects of post-polio syndrome.Mr. Eldredge's career is in the printing industry. Polio Oral History Project. Interviewer: Becky Lloyd
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6224c4p
Topic Poliomyelitis--Patients
Setname uum_elc
ID 796596
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