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Documenting Disability

In his new memoir, The Body Silent, anthropologist Robert Francis Murphy explores his experiences as a quadriplegic, a condition brought on by a spinal tumor.

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Other segments from the episode on May 5, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 5, 1987: Interview with Tim McCarver; Commentary on Tommy McLain; Interview with Robert Murphy; Review of Marsha Norman's novel "The Fortune Teller."

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