Writing in the Journal of Medical Biography, pediatrician Dr. Armond Goldman and colleagues said some of Roosevelt's symptoms did resemble those of polio, which is caused by a virus that can leave crippling side effects. They include his fever when he first became ill and the permanent paralysis of some lower muscles.
But others "were consistent with paralytic poliomyelitis that effects motor neurons but were typical of Guillian-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease that damages sensory and motor nerves," Goldman said in a statement. For instance, FDR was 39 when the disease struck -- polio usually affects younger people -- his paralysis affected both sides of the body evenly, he had partial facial paralysis early on, numbness, extreme prolonged pain and bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Guillian-Barré syndrome is an inflammatory affliction in which the body's immune system attacks the peripheral nerves — those nerves beyond the brain and spinal cord. The disorder causes severe weakness and numbness in the legs and arms , upper body and face. The muscles used for eye movement, speaking, chewing and swallowing also may become weak and paralyzed.

Every year an estimated one to four in every 100,000 persons is affected by the disorder, which can strike anyone regardless of race or age. It does, however, appear to be more of a risk as people age. It may occur days or weeks after a viral infection such as influenza or diarrhea and could be triggered by pregnancy or a medical procedure such as minor surgery. Because the cause of the disorder is unknown, there's no way to prevent it from occurring  Source  And  CNN  October 31, 2003 

Polio deaths were declining BEFORE the vaccine Statistics

 
1918 Flu (during WWI) ... or was it a chemical poisoning?
 
Franklin D. Roosvelt as Sect of Navy got as close to WWI battlefield as they would let him.
On the return voyage to the USA, he came down with a strange influenza
 
by Laura Beil
The Dallas Morning News
03/11/2002
WFAA excerpt- A virus that contaminated polio vaccines in the 1950s appears to be associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, researchers from Dallas and Houston reported last week. The virus, called SV40, is a monkey virus that contaminated vaccines from 1955 to 1963. It had previously been linked to some brain and bone tumors, but its association with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma had remained unclear.

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a malignancy of certain white blood cells. Experts have been puzzled to see the disease move from relative obscurity to become the fifth most common cancer in the United States. It is the disease that killed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and King Hussein of Jordan.

 

Found a gulf war veteran that is also a policeman in neighboring community and spent some time researching his issue.  He has Guillian Barrie syndrome and got turned down by the VA for help. 

Guillain-Barre syndrome is an uncommon inflammatory disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves, typically causing severe weakness and numbness that usually starts in your extremities and quickly worsens. Eventually your whole body can become paralyzed, even the muscles used for breathing.

The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown, but it sometimes is triggered by a respiratory infection or the stomach flu. Luckily, this potentially deadly disorder is relatively rare, occurring worldwide in only one or two people per 100,000. All age groups can be affected, but it occurs most often in young adults and the elderly.

In its most severe form, Guillain-Barre syndrome is a medical emergency requiring hospitalization. About 30 percent of the people who have the disorder will temporarily need the help of a machine to breathe.

There is no cure for the disorder, but several treatments can ease symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness. Most people recover completely from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome.

I did some medical research for this issue and will be talking to this family more and getting them to connect with our US REP staff here to get him assistance.  They were lucky and have insurance so they had to push ahead with his care and needs.

DSNurse

Guillian-Barre Syndrome Is what President FDR had

He did not have polio

But this autoimmune issue in which the immune system attacks the 'central' nervous system' resulting in paralysis

(Lay version)

http://www.valdezlink.com/pages/ournationhealth.htm#does

Does FDR's cousin Daisy's Journal talk about a time when the 32nd President of the USA had 'flu-like' symptoms? 

It is now suspected that Pres FDR didn't have polio, but

The chemical to suspect is what is in the fumes of WWI tanks that he got close to ... & soldiers on the return voyage in 1917

Look Alike Do Vietnam Vets, Gulf war vets and civilians with CFIDS look alike?  Do they look like the Exxon Valdez oil spill 'bioremediation' workers?

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'civilian gulf war syndrome' aka CFIDS

THE LIST' per research of what happened to the Vietnam Vets - For Sure and Suspected - What happened to 500,000 soldiers

the propellant with Dioxin is most probably 2-butoxyethanol or an additive to jet fuel such as some glycol ether

Soldiers running into the 'sprayed areas'

were also being exposed to the Pesticide/jet fuel additive, or Propellant with the Dioxin

and there are other exposures to this chemical

in other war periods

& for civilians, too

http://www.valdezlink.com/re/cancer2ndtoanemia.htm

What propellant was used in spraying DIOXIN?

http://www.valdezlink.com/re/whataboutpropellant.htm

What are the glycol ethers?  *  *

Glycol: any of a class of organic chemicals characterized by having separate two hydroxyl (-OH) groups, contribute to high water solubility, hygroscopicity and reactivity with many organic compounds, on usually linear and aliphatic carbon chain. The general formula is CnH2n(OH)2 or (CH2)n(OH)2.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.