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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Memorial District of Columbia

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Did You Know?

Room 2 of FDR Memorial Statues

Polio was a terrifying disease throughout the early part of the twentieth century, and everyone was a potential victim. Of those individuals who contracted polio, just 5% were affected negatively by it, and only 1% became permanently disabled. Roosevelt was among the unlucky 1% of its victims.