Richard William Sline, Layton, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, February 20, 2010

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Title Richard William Sline, Layton, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, February 20, 2010
Alternative Title No.532 Richard William Sline
Creator Sline, Richard William, 1947-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Lloyd, Becky B.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-02-20
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Layton, Davis County, Utah, United States,
Subject Sline, Richard William, 1947- --Interviews; Poliomyelitis--Patients --Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (27 pages) of interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Richard William Sline on February 20, 2010
Abstract Sline (b. 1947) was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He discusses his family life and schooling. He contracted polio in 1950 at age three in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He combines his own recollections with stories he was told about getting sick. His family home was quarantined with a large red "P" sign on the front door while Rick was in the hospital (approximately three months). After the hospital, his arm was in a brace with a built-in pulley system for a period of time. His mother diligently kept up physical therapy for about three years. He remembers some water therapy in a pool as an outpatient at the hospital with his mother. The polio settled in his right arm, where he has had lifelong residual weakness and diminished range of motion. He discusses playing baseball through high school, although the polio limited his performance. He relates the difficulties of his family in dealing with his disability. Mr. Sline's career has been in various positions in higher education. 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
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Topic Poliomyelitis--Patients
Setname uum_elc
ID 799128
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