BY ERIN PRATER
August 14, 2022, 10:27 AM EDT
President and Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt enjoying after-luncheon conversation with young polio patients patients of the Warm Springs Foundation in Georgia sometime between 1933 and 1945, during which time he was president. He was diagnosed with polio in 1921 at age 39.
For many, polio conjures up black-and-white mental images of a bygone era and a pathogen relegated to the history books—like former president U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was largely confined to a wheelchair by the virus.