PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/23/1929 - HFSID 33346
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT While Governor, he signs a typed letter to a Philadelphia publisher, explaining in detail how a fellow polio victim might benefit from treatment at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation. Typed Letter Signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Governor of New York, 2 pages, 8x10½.
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
While Governor, he signs a typed letter to a Philadelphia publisher, explaining in detail how a fellow polio victim might benefit from treatment at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation.
Typed Letter Signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Governor of New York, 2 pages, 8x10½. On State of New York, Albany letterhead, 1929 August 23. To J. David Stern, Esq., Publisher, Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In full: "I am very much touched by your letter and also the copy of Bill Gibson's letter. It is fine of you to help out on his treatment. Now about Warm Springs (there is no treatment for infantile Paralysis at Saratoga). The question is as to Gibson's physical condition and this would have to be passed by Dr. LeRoy W. Hubbard at Warm Springs. From what you say, I have no doubt in my own mind that Warm Springs would do him a lot of good and the practical thing would be for him to have his doctor write a full description and history of the case to Dr. Hubbard, Then if Dr. Hubbard thanks that the treatment would do him good, we could take him and try it out for two or three months and at least see what improvement he makes. The Georgia Warm Springs Foundation runs the whole thing at cost, which is forty-two dollars a week, including everything except cigarette money and personal clothes. So if Gibson could go down there in September and stay until Christmas, it would only run to about five hundred dollars, plus his railroad fare. Then if he shows real improvement, he could go back in the Spring for another course of treatment. His letter certainly touches my heart and I am sending it and yours on to Dr. Hubbard so that he will know who it is when Gibson's doctor writes him." Roosevelt, who served as Governor of New York from 1929-1933. Roosevelt first visited Warm Springs, Georgia's naturally heated mineral springs as treatment for his polio related paralysis in 1924. The Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, a hospital for polio patients, was founded by FDR in 1927. Today, it is the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, a comprehensive medical and vocational rehabilitation facility, providing services for people with many different types of disabilities. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), the 32nd President of the U.S., served as President longer than any other man (1933-1945). Roosevelt, who was elected to an unprecedented four terms as President and served for 12 years before dying in office in 1945, led the nation through two of its greatest crises, the Great Depression and WWII. He had previously served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1913-1920), a post once held by his cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, and as a New York State Senator (1911-1913), and had been a candidate for the Democratic Vice Presidential nomination in 1920. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Lightly soiled at blank margins. Pencil note (unknown hand) at upper right corner on the first page. Otherwise, fine condition.
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