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Elizabeth Kenny Elizabeth Kenny i(A75793 works by)
Born: Established: 1880 ; Died: Ceased: 1952
Gender: Female
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'Nurse who promoted a controversial new approach to the treatment of poliomyelitis in the era before mass vaccination eradicated the disease in most countries. Her findings ran counter to conventional medical wisdom; they demonstrated the need to exercise muscles affected by polio instead of immobilizing them. Kenny's principles of muscle rehabilitation became the foundation of physical therapy, or physiotherapy.' (Victorian Honour Role of Women)

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