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Alternate Date

1965-1966

Alternate Location

Rumah Sakit Orang Asli, Gombak, Selangor

Description

Apang contracted polio in her kampong and later brought to Gombak. As Occupational Therapist I was asked if I could do anything for her as she was very depressed. She was only interested in learning to walk again. This was considered to be unrealistic, but I tried to show her what her limitations were and that she would never walk again unaided. It was a hard lesson for a young girl to learn, especially as her family had originally abandoned her in the kampong when they discovered that she could not walk.

Source

Orang Asli Archive

Keywords

Poliomyelitis -- Malaysia, Hospitals -- Malaysia

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