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Theory for FDR's Illness Has New Backers

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Theory for FDR's Illness Has New Backers

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Theory for FDR's Illness Has New Backers

Theory for FDR's Illness Has New Backers

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Researchers put forth a theory that president Franklin Delano Roosevelt may not have been stricken by polio, as has been thought, but by another paralytic disease known as Guillain-barre syndrome. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Armond Goldman at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.