Harold A. Decker, MD, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, June 26, 2010

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Title Harold A. Decker, MD, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, June 26, 2010
Alternative Title No.534 Harold A. Decker, MD
Creator Decker, Harold A., 1932-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Lloyd, Becky B.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-06-26
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5780993/
Subject Decker, Harold A., 1932- --Interviews; Poliomyelitis--Patients --Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (43 pages) of interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Dr. Harold A. Decker on June 26, 2010. Accompanied by Decker's 7-page essay, ""Paralytic polio: the experience of a medical student""
Abstract Decker (b. 1932), born in Salt Lake City, Utah, discusses his family, growing up and schooling. He contracted polio while in medical school at the University of Utah. He describes getting sick, including overall painful spasms through his body. He was admitted to the hospital for a spinal tap, which he describes. He was put in isolation for a period of time, then bed rest for one month. He received hot pack therapy during that time, then was placed on a general medical ward for 3 weeks at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, and started physical therapy, which he describes. When he left the hospital with crutches, he could walk short distances. He also had weakness in his arms, ongoing body spasms (continuing to today) and diaphragmatic cramps (also continuing). With continued therapy he regained full ability in his legs. Decker completed medical school and internship, and served four years of military service in the US Public Health Service, mostly in Ohio, then on a HOPE mission to Vietnam in 1961. He describes these experiences, which included delivering vaccines of all types and participating in "Sabin Sundays." This interview is part of the 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/s6mw41hq
Topic Poliomyelitis--Patients
Setname uum_elc
ID 796752
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6mw41hq