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For Greener Fields
When President Roosevelt endorsed the unification of anti-poliomyelitis activities in the new National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, it was for a compelling reason. Though many millions of dollars had been raised by the Celebrations, and distributed on a thirty-seventy per cent basis to the Warm Springs Foundation and hospitals in the localities raising the money, there were still many, many communities without adequate equipment and medical skill to cope with the after-effects of the disease....
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Title: For Greener Fields
Creator: Basil O'Connor (author)
Date: January 30, 1938
Format: Article
Publication: The President's Birthday Magazine
Publisher: National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Control no.: RJ 496 P2 P7 1938
Location: p.2
Keywords: Advocacy; Basil O'Connor; Birthday Balls; Charity; Diagnoses & Diseases; Economics; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Fundraising; Georgia; Health & Medicine; Institutions; Media; Medical Professionals; Medicine; National Foundation For Infantile Paralysis; Physical Disability; Polio; Public Relations; Rehabilitation; Service Organizations; Social Welfare & Communities; Voluntarism; Warm Springs Foundation
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy
Funding Support Provided By: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute