Alan Alda, best recognised for participating in surgeon Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce on M*A*S*H, was identified with polio at the age of 7.
In an interview with AARP JournalThe actor remembers coming down with a sore nose just one day, throwing up and sensation unsteady on his feet. The subsequent day his neck was so stiff that he could not sit up in bed.
He claimed he was hospitalized for two weeks and underwent 6 months of procedure, which included wrapping “burning” scorching blankets all-around his leg each individual hour.
“It was very hard,” he advised the magazine. “I assume, my moms and dads, they couldn’t pay for a nurse and they tortured me on their own. It really is usually far better to pay out anyone to torture your child.”