Michael P. Collins, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, on September 17, 2009

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Title Michael P. Collins, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, on September 17, 2009
Alternative Title No.563 Michael P. Collins, M.D.
Creator Collins, Michael P., 1945-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Lloyd, Becky B.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2009-09-17
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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/ ; San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5391959/
Subject Collins, Michael P., 1945- --Interviews; Poliomyelitis--Patients--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (40 pages) of interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Dr. Michael P. Collins on September 17, 2009
Abstract Collins (b. 1945) was born in San Francisco, California. He discusses his family and early memories. He contracted polio at age five and tells about getting sick and being taken by ambulance to an isolation unit at San Francisco General Hospital. He recalls the hospital conditions and activities. He couldn't walk and had difficulty breathing. He was in an iron lung for a period of time. After isolation, he moved to a general ward and started physical therapy, which included exercises, massages and hot pack treatments. Collins left the hospital with crutches and braces above the knee. He was fitted with special high-top boots with a metal sole for the braces. He had a significant limp and dragged his right foot. His mother continued his physical therapy at home for a period of years and eventually he regained use of his legs. He still has a noticeable limp when he's particularly tired. He discusses being teased at school and challenges faced during that time. He had several surgeries throughout high school, which he describes. He discusses post-polio challenges. Collins graduated from medical school and practices medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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
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/s6w6845k
Topic Poliomyelitis--Patients
Setname uum_elc
ID 802216
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6w6845k