Kenny, Sister Elizabeth

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Sister Elizabeth, Australian nurse, 1886-1952.
Kenny crutch - a wooden forearm crutch.
Kenny treatment - a method for the treatment of anterior poliomyelitis.
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Jean Macnamara and Sister Elizabeth Kenny prior to the Second World War and the first polio vaccine.
It was at Gillette that Mabel had the distinct fortune of accompanying the avant-garde Sister Elizabeth Kenny on rounds to assess children afflicted with polio (http://well.
In the spring of 1940, Sister Elizabeth Kenny, a snowy-haired nurse from the Australian outback, landed on US shores, determined to sell her radical new concept of polio treatment to America's medical men (and they were, in large majority, men).