quote by The Undertaker

I've crippled more people than polio.

— The Undertaker

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I had a series of childhood illnesses.

.. scarlet fever.... pneumonia.... Polio. I walked with braces until I was at least nine years old. My life wasn't like the average person who grew up and decided to enter the world of sports.


When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very frightened for their children, so you tended to be isolated. I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television.

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[Who owns the patent on this vaccine?] Well, the people, I would say.

There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?

When you inoculate children with a polio vaccine, you don't sleep well for two or three months.

Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio.


Without animal research, polio would still be claiming thousands of lives each year.

Reply when questioned on the safety of the polio vaccine he developed: It is safe, and you can't get safer than safe.

We're all responsible for creating a polio-free world while we still can.

Why is it that when we had rotary phones, when we were having folks being crippled by polio, that we were teaching the same way then that we're doing right now?

If you think dope is for kicks and for thrills, you're out of your mind.

There are more kicks to be had in a good case of paralytic polio or by living in an iron lung.


Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine.

Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.

Provocation polio. That is the truth about those outbreaks of polio. And I offer a well considered personal opinion that polio is a man made disease.

A deranged person is supposed to have the strength of ten men.

I have the strength of one small boy... with polio.

I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9.

I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button.

Americans spend more money on Botox, face lifts and tummy tucks than on the age-old scourges of polio, small pox and malaria.


Fear is the polio of the soul which prevents our walking by faith.

Somebody bought me a Snuggie as a joke gift.

Haha, the joke's on you, I enjoy it. I toss and turn at night, finally a blanket that's like, 'I'm going to keep you warm.' It's like having a small child with polio keep you in a full nelson - the perfect pressure.

When I was a child, there were not that many vaccines.

I was vaccinated for polio. I actually got measles as a child. I got pertussis, whooping cough. I remember that very well.

I have studied the effects of our new lots of polio vaccine in 100 adult volunteers and during the next few days shall give it to my wife and 2 children as well as to our neighbors and their children.

Fear is the polio of the soul. Faith is the life based on unseen realities; it is the word become flesh.


History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between.

We have completely eradicated smallpox;

we have almost eradicated polio. That's the miracle of vaccines, which is even greater than that of antibiotics.

I couldn't catch a ball if it had Elmer's Glue all over it.

And my father had to be this ex-football star. He didn't know what to tell his friends, so he told them all I had Polio. On Father's Day, I used to limp for him.

I really do think cancer will largely be a solved problem.

I think most of the infectious diseases like malaria - our foundation is very involved - once we're finishing polio eradication, then starting up this malaria eradication, and getting that done as fast as we can.

When I think of cancer prevention, I think of cancer vaccines, but I think more broadly of all that we can do to prevent cancer. And part of that is coming up with a vaccine that will work like the vaccines we have for hepatitis B or flu or polio.


In Jamaica, we eradicated polio many years ago, but there are a lot of kids suffering in Africa still.

Even to this day, the government, the FDA is refusing to use the sophisticated biotechnology to evaluate the contaminants in the vaccines such as the polio vaccines that they are administering. I think (people) would be appalled that some of the vaccines that are currently being used are still laced with viruses.

Fortunately, perhaps, I was completely ignorant of the orthodox theory of the disease polio-myelitis.

The work on [polio] prevention was long delayed by.

.. misleading experimental models of the disease in monkeys

Nature is that lovely lady to whom we owe polio, leprosy, smallpox, syphilis, tuberculosis, cancer.


Some survived due to advancements in engineering.

Personally I'd take a vaccine over living in an iron lung. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/01/what-america-looked-like-polio-children-paralyzed-in-iron-lungs/251098/

I've seen people talk about how they stopped polio, that was a generation that came together and said, "Let's do this." I think in the AIDS community we've become so complacent in that, it's like we just plateaued... We've completely neglected a whole young generation that is now highly infected.

If you think of global public goods like polio eradication, the kind of risk-taking new approach, philanthropy really does have a role to play there, because government doesn't do R&D about new things naturally as much as it probably should, and so philanthropy's there.

When I worked on the polio vaccine, I had a theory.

I guided each [experiment] by imagining myself in the phenomenon in which I was interested. The intuitive realm . . . the realm of the imagination guides my thinking.