Sister Elizabeth Kenny examining a child and lecturing to visitors.

Sister Elizabeth Kenny examining a child and lecturing to visitors

Sister Elizabeth Kenny examining a child and lecturing to visitors c.1945.

Elizabeth Kenny Institute, 1800 Chicago, Minneapolis.

Elizabeth Kenny Institute, 1800 Chicago, Minneapolis

Elizabeth Kenny Institute, 1800 Chicago, Minneapolis. c.1943.

Sister Kenny Institute polio patients help Sister Kenny celebrate Institute's first birthday.

Sister Kenny Institute polio patients help Sister Kenny celebrate Institute's first birthday

Sister Kenny Institute polio patients help Sister Kenny celebrate Institute's first birthday. December 1943.

Sister Kenny Institute staff help Sister Kenny celebrate Institute's first birthday.

Sister Kenny Institute staff help Sister Kenny celebrate Institute's first birthday

Sister Kenny Institute staff helps Sister Kenny celebrate Institute's first birthday. December 1943.

Dedication ceremony, Elizabeth Kenny Institute, 1800 Chicago, Minneapolis.

Dedication ceremony, Elizabeth Kenny Institute, 1800 Chicago, Minneapolis

Dedication ceremony, Elizabeth Kenny Institute, 1800 Chicago, Minneapolis. 12/17/1942.

Sister Kenny demonstrates her techniques

Sister Kenny demonstrates her techniques

Sister Kenny demonstrates her techniques, c.1942. Her pioneering physical therapeutic approach to polio first received a positive response at the University of Minnesota and later shaped the standard treatment for polio.

Iron lung patient and staff, Sister Kenny Institute, Minneapolis.

Iron lung patient and staff, Sister Kenny Institute, Minneapolis

Iron lung patient and staff, Sister Kenny Institute, Minneapolis. c.1942.

Sister Kenny Institute

The Sister Kenny Institute, opened in 1942, was a world-renowned center for polio treatment. Founded by Australian nurse Elizabeth Kenny, it was an early leader in the field of rehabilitation medicine and remains a prominent center for rehabilitation treatment and research.

Overcrowded sleeping areas for patients, Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Overcrowded sleeping areas for patients, Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Overcrowded sleeping areas for patients, Fergus Falls State Hospital, 1948.

Piggeries and slaughter house, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Piggeries and slaughter house, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Piggeries and slaughter house, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls, c.1923.

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