Disability Voices

Webb, Geoff (Part 2 of 6). Geoff Webb Memories of Polio

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    Webb, Geoffrey, 1927- (speaker, male)

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    Part 2: Geoff Webb [GW] describes the onset of his illness; waking up in hospital paralysed. Describes early treatment in hospital; respirator. Describes the hospital. Daily life in the hospital. Support of Peter Fleming who allowed GW's family to move into a new house on his estate. Learning to become completely hospitalised. 1960 - 1961 spent in hospital; begininng to sit in a chair for two or three hours, several afternoons a week. Visits from parents and wife. GW describes trying keeping his mind active with the newspaper, radio, crosswords. Occupational Therapist visits; starting to paint and using a typewriter. Being a part of medical research for doctors and training for nurses. Visits.

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    Self-recorded reminiscences of a polio sufferer and activist for independent living facilities for the disabled, recorded around 1975

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    Geoff Webb self-recorded reminiscences: full transcript (PDF)

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