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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 13, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 13, 1987: Interview with Eugene McCarthy; Review of Elliott Carter's album "Triple Duo"; Interview with Robert Murphy; Commentary on foreign accents in Hollywood films.

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