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Webb, Geoff (Part 4 of 6). Geoff Webb Memories of Polio

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    Webb, Geoffrey, 1927- (speaker, male)

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    Part 4: Returning home, midsummer 1962. Employing home help. Recalls becoming friends with a few other patients, including Doris Page (who began the magazine 'The Responaut') and Robin Cavendish. Discusses Robin Cavendish and Teddy Hall's development of a chair [The Cavendish Chair]. Returning to hospital (Watlington Cottage Hospital) for a few weeks in 1963 whilst his helper was ill. Loaned a tape recorder by Reg Maling and began to write stories; writing articles published in The Times. GW describes family strain of living at home and deciding to return to hospital; moved to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre under the care of Dr Margaret Agerholm; Dr Agerholm's mission to return polio patients to social life. Encouraged by friends to begin house hunting.

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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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