Roger Richards, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, January 27, 2010

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Title Roger Richards, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, January 27, 2010
Alternative Title No.570 Roger Richards
Creator Richards, Roger, 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 2010-01-27
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Richards, Roger, 1947- --Interviews; Poliomyelitis--Patients --Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (38 pages) of interview(s) by Becky B. Lloyd with Roger Richards on January 27, 2010
Abstract Richards (b. 1947) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He discusses his family, particularly his father's battle with polio. Roger contracted polio at age 5 in 1952. He was sent to the Salt Lake County Hospital for a spinal tap and was placed in isolation. He relates his memories of the hospital stay, including a short time spent in an iron lung and later an oxygen tent. He discusses what he terms a miraculous experience that cured his polio. He left the hospital shortly after that incident and had some follow-up physical therapy at home for approximately one year. He wore no braces, special shoes, used crutches and had no noticeable residual effects. He has had persistent difficulty swallowing and weakened lung muscles. Mr. Richards discusses his difficulties with post-polio syndrome and its effects. His career has been in continuing the family business, Granite Furniture. This interview is part of the Polio Oral History Project. Interviewer: Becky B. 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 800138
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