Morris Memorial Home for Crippled Children. Milton, West Virginia

Morris Memorial Hospital for Crippled Children Along a winding country road atop a hillside in Cabell County, you will find a large, colonial revival style building. It looks a little worse for wear right now having been abandoned since 2009 when Rose Greene closed the doors of the Morris Memorial Nursing Home. This building startedContinue reading “Morris Memorial Home for Crippled Children. Milton, West Virginia”

The Polio Epidemic of the Early 20th Century

This is a guest post from Licensed Nurse Practioner and medical history nerd, Sherry Michaels Perry.   In the early 20th century summer was a scary time. Families would isolate themselves in their homes, not allowing their children to play with other children. There would be no public functions and no swimming in an openContinue reading “The Polio Epidemic of the Early 20th Century”