Alan Alda, greatest identified for enjoying surgeon Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce on M*A*S*H, was identified with polio at age 7.
In an interview with AARP the Journal, the actor recalled coming down with a stuffy nostril sooner or later, throwing up, and feeling unsteady in his legs. The following day, he had a stiff neck and couldn’t sit up in mattress.
He mentioned he was hospitalized for 2 weeks and underwent six months of remedy, which concerned having “almost scalding” scorching blankets wrapped round his limbs each hour.
“It was onerous on me,” he instructed the journal. “It was more durable, I feel, on my mother and father, who could not afford a nurse and needed to torture me themselves. It is all the time higher to pay any individual to torture your child.”