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"You Can't Keep A Good Man Down"
Valiantly he fought the disease and eventually won his life, but his promising political career seemed at an end -- Franklin Roosevelt had been left a helpless cripple! His legs that had carried him through thirty-nine years of active, vigorous life failed him, the passing disease left them useless. As was characteristic of Roosevelt he did not give way to despair and sink into a state of chronic melancholia. The old fighting spirit came to the fore. "I'll beat this thing!" he swore -- and he did....
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Title: "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down"
From: Roosevelt The Man
Creator: n/a
Date: 1932
Format: Pamphlet
Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Control no.: Paul Hasbrouck Papers, Folder Clippings re FDR
Location: pp.16-17
Keywords: Advocacy; Cripple; Diagnoses & Diseases; Disease; Epidemics; Exercise; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Georgia; Government; Hydrotherapy; Identity; Institutions; Media; Medicine & Science; New York; Physical Disability; Polio; Politics; Public Relations; Rehabilitation; Warm Springs Foundation
Topics: Mass Media, Culture & The Arts; Social Movements & Advocacy
Funding Support Provided By: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute