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Monday, June 01, 2009


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Interesting post. Very informative.


It's sad to think of the days of epidemics and sad to see this remnant. Can you imagine living in an iron lung? :(
Things are much improved today, thank God.

Sue Stamper

It was Dr SAM Ravenel, not Gregory. I know, because he was also my doctor.

Judi Kinlaw

Anybody know where the medical records for patients who were there between 1954-1959 might be?

Dan Moore

Does anyone know where the patient records are. Were they ever transferred to a place they can be researched? thank you, sansdan

Greensboro Daily Photo

Dan: I don't know the location of the records. The Greensboro Historical Museum might know. They are a great resource for information like this!

Thanks for visiting GDP.

Ken Karns

I was a patient at Polio Hospital after being shot with a .22 caliber rifle.My pediatrician,Dr. James E. Best was laughed at when he suggested that I go there for physical therapy on my legs.
I was paralyzed from the waist down and I spent 6 weeks at the hospital.I credit that therapy to me walking today.I was shot in March of 1953 and was the first emergency patient at Moses Cone.
They had been open only 2 days when I was admitted.I still remember though I was only 6 years old the iron lungs and beds that rocked 24 hours a day with children on them.Polio Hospital had a very caring and professional staff

David T

Ken: Thank you so much for your personal story and insight on the Polio Hospital. We're glad that you found the post after almost two years!

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