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.

Interior, Detention Hospital Ward, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Interior, Detention Hospital Ward, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Interior, Detention Hospital Ward, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls, c.1923.

Ward in the Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Ward in the Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Ward in the Fergus Falls State Hospital c.1900.

Nurse with patient in Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Nurse with patient in Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Nurse with patient in Fergus Falls State Hospital c.1900.

Ward in the Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Ward in the Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Ward in the Fergus Falls State Hospital c.1900.

Main Building, Fergus Falls, Fergus Falls State Hospital

Main Building, Fergus Falls, Fergus Falls State Hospital

Main Building, Fergus Falls State Hospital, c.1928.

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