Staff nurse elizabeth kenny, better known as sister kenny. Based on the true story of elizabeth kenny, an australian nurse whose pioneering treatment of infantile paralysis led her into conflict with the medical establishment. Actress rosalind russell as sister kenny photo measures 7. In 1942, kenny established the sister kenny institute in minneapolis. Sister elizabeth kenny 20 september 1880 30 november 1952 was a self trained australian bush nurse who developed a controversial new approach for treating victims of poliomyelitis. Rosalind russell as title character, australian nurse elizabeth kenny, with boyfriend kevin dean jagger, an army doctor, recounting a polio case then reporting to her mentor doctor alexander knox about what they discover is a radical treatment shes invented, in sister kenny, 1946. Download the tv guide app for iphone, ipad and android. In the 1940s and 1950s, polio was one of the most widespread and dreaded childhood.
Abraham fryberg, queensland directorgeneral of health and medical services, and thomas stubbs brown, orthopaedic specialist, after an overseas visit recommended in 1947 that treatment based on the kenny method be used in the early stages. True story of the australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her poliotreatment methods. Sister kenny 1946 movie clip reeducate the muscles. Her fight to gain the medical communitys acceptance for her method was the subject of the 1946 film sister kenny. Rosalind russell, alexander knox, dean jagger, philip merivale, beulah bondi, charles dingle, john litel, doreen mccann, fay. Movie poster, sister kenny 1946an original movie poster for sister kenny released in 1946. Sister kennys pioneering principles of muscle rehabilitation became the foundation of physical therapy. With rosalind russell, alexander knox, dean jagger, philip merivale. Elizabeth kenny biography childhood, life achievements. Just moments later, kenny is delivering her first speech to doctors, when a committee condemnation of her plays over the loudspeakers. Sister kenny 1946 while working in the outback, australian nurse elizabeth kenny rosalind russell encounters polio in some of her patients and witnesses its severe effects.
Arrangement these records are divided into the following three sections. Biography of the australian nurse who fought against orthodox medical opinions for a cure for infantile paralysis, finally achieving success in america. If you were born after the 1950s, chances are youve never heard of sister elizabeth kenny, though she was so celebrated in her own time that in 1951, the year of her death, she beat eleanor roosevelt as the most admired woman in the world. Dec 26, 20 a nurse gains fame in the days of polio. Rosalind russell, whose poliostricken niece was treated by sister kenny, was a strong supporter against the attacks on sister kenny and wished to tell her story. In 1940, sister kenny traveled to the united states and eventually to minneapolis, minnesota, where, in 1942, the sister kenny institute was established. In 1940, sister kenny traveled to the united states from australia and eventually to minneapolis, minnesota, where, in 1942, the sister kenny institute was established. Sister kenny institute minneapolis, minnesota, usa.
Tcm messageboards post your comments here add your comment share. Sister kenny rko radio, 1946, directed by dudley nichols, stars rosalind russell in a respectful biography of elizabeth kenny 18861952, a australian nurse who fought her entire life to bring her own methods of treating polio victims to international acceptance. In 1943, sister kenny traveled to watson to teach watsons physical therapy. Jan 26, 2010 playwright doris baizley and director ron peluso talk about the new play sister kenny s children about sister elizabeth kenny played by claudia wilkens who revolutionized the treatment of. She enlisted as a nurse in the army in ww1 backed by a letter from a doctor stating she had experience working in a bush hospital and was given the title sister by the army. This biography profiles her childhood, life, works, achievements and timeline. By the time she delivered her oscarnominated performance in rkos sister kenny 1946, rosalind russell had known the reallife sister elizabeth kenny a. Kenny is dictating a letter to her doctor friend alexander knox, when she receives a telegram notifying her of his demise. Sister elizabeth kenny scholarship university of southern.
Her method, which she promoted internationally while working in australia, europe and the united states, differed from the then conventional medical practice. Elizabeth kenny was born in 1880, although she told people it was 1886, ernest said. Of course even in 1946, they have hollywooded up the movie. In 1946 she was eulogized in the film, sister kenny. The real sister kenny received no formal nursing training and was not a registered nurse. It is an inspiring story and one which will be of particular interest to those of the present generation who are engaged in the movement for womens equality. In the 18 th and 19 th centuries, many convicts were sent from the british isles to australia, and, along with the large number of their descendants, helped build the country. Sister kenny 1946 cast and crew while working in the outback, australian nurse elizabeth kenny rosalind russell encounters polio in some of her patients and witnesses its severe effects. Sister kenny 1946 dudley nichols, rosalind russell, alexander knox, dean jagger, biography, drama june 29, 2017 elizabeth kenny, as a young nurse out in the australian bush discovers an effective treatment for polio, but cant get official recognition or sanction for her techniques and theories. The sister kenny institute was founded in 1942 as a rehabilitationbased treatment center for polio patients. Could a simple country nurse possibly have found a treatment for polio when educated doctors have failed. Topics include kenny s life prior to coming to the u. Add this to reading polio wars by naomi rodgers and old news articles, etc to round out the remarkable era of polio.
In this film, rosalind russell stars as elizabeth kenny, tireless battler of infantile paralysis. An australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for. Elizabeth kenny was an australian nurse and health administrator. Gallery of 2 movie poster and cover images for sister kenny 1946. Sister elizabeth kenny played by claudia wilkens searches for a way to treat a child with polio in sister kenny s children, playing january 23february 14, 2010 at history theatre. Martha ostenso, in collaboration with sister elizabeth kenny, while in 1946. Sister kenny 1946 dudley nichols, rosalind russell. In 2020, usq will offer one sister elizabeth kenny scholarship. Sister kenny, dvd, manufactured on demand, dramaclassics, biography, 888574143718.
Elizabeth kenny was an australian nurse and health administrator who went against the conventional medical thought and wisdom and advocated the treatment of muscles affected by poliomyelitis by wet hot. This is the remarkable true story of elizabeth kenny rosalind russell, a nurse far out in the australian bush, who follows her instincts to treat small children inflicted with the dreaded crippling disease. Rosalind russell 19421946, and kennys death after returning to australia 1952. She was born at kellys gully, new south wales, australia. Sister elizabeth kenny right with her daughter, mary. Sister elizabeth kenny was born in australia and completed her nursing training there. Sister kenny is an often moving film and a good example of the creatorashero theme.
Sister kenny is a 1946 american biographical film about sister elizabeth kenny, an australian bush nurse, who fought to help people who suffered from polio. Born in warialda, nsw, kenny began her career as a bush nurse in rural australia, where she encountered her first cases of infantile paralysis or polio, and developed her own treatment methods by stimulating and reeducating the affected muscles, rather than immobilizing patients with splints and casts. It has the additional virtue of demonstrating the danger of allowing medical authorities to restrict innovations through their control of the certification process. Nov 27, 2012 the sister kenny institute was founded in 1942 as a rehabilitationbased treatment center for polio patients. Overview of sister kenny, 1946, directed by dudley nichols, with rosalind russell, alexander knox, dean jagger, at turner classic movies. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Sister kenny institute revolutionized treatment of polio. In world war i, kenny served as an australian army nurse and was promoted to the rank of sister, the nurse corps equivalent to a first lieutenant.
A 1946 hollywood movie, sister kenny, starred rosalind russell. Sister elizabeth kenny, the australianborn nurse, is remembered by thousands of grateful parents and grandparents of young polio patients, as well as others who were less personally affected, as the woman who successfully fought the medical profession to win acceptance of her techniques to combat the crippling effects of this disease. The theory of sister kenny s treatment was muscle reeducation the retraining of muscles so that they could function again. Find 33 listings related to sister kenny in minneapolis on. Sister kennys children the kenny treatment youtube. Sister kennys children from the playwright and the director. Sister kenny 1946 usa australia polio nurse biography torrent content file list sister kenny dudley nichols, 1946. In this biography victor cohn, a prizewinning science writer, details the life of sister kenny and her significant role in the history of medicine. An article from time magazine, august 5, 1946, provides. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Where can you watch the movie sister kenny answers. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Sister kenny 1946 shows up from time to time on turner classic movies. We never really knew what sister s age was, said margaret ernest, kenny s office administrator.
However, not many people knew much about the woman. Your internet provider and evil companies could track your torrent activity. A nurse gains fame in the days of polio the new york times. Sister kenny dxk6np from alamys library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. It is in the australian outback that nurse kenny first confronts the. Sister kenny is a 1946 american biographical film about sister elizabeth kenny, an australian bush nurse, who fought to help people who suffered from polio, despite opposition from the medical establishment. Elizabeth kenny australian dictionary of biography.
Sister kenny 1946 usa australia polio nurse biography. Sister kenny 1946 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Download this torrent magnet link torrent source sister kenny 1946 usa australia polio nurse biography torrent content file list sister kenny dudley nichols, 1946. Starring rosalind russell, alexander knox, dean jagger, philip merivale, beulah bondi, and charles dingle.64 155 367 935 1354 447 1512 441 1359 388 1291 1534 644 722 1551 1109 1247 1522 443 319 395 104 565 980 1464 388 1232 15 1496 807 1295 1197 659 313 1336 1042 683