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Historian David Oshinsky and Ginger Visel Ford

When Polio Stalked Ann Arbor

Living in terror of crutches and iron lungs

Ginger Visel Ford, sixty-nine, can remember being an energetic four-year-old, playing tag with her brother Charlie at her heels. Just as he tagged her, she ducked under sheets hanging on a clothesline. Winded and laughing, the children sprawled on sweet-smelling grass, listening to their mother sing "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning."

 
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