MN90: Sister Kenny's Polio Solution
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MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds
In the 1930's and 1940's, when polio was rampant in the United States, the predominant treatment method was to immobilize the patient’s body in braces and splints. But Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse who resettled here in 1940, believed in a controversial alternative method. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel learns how this Aussie-Minnesotan revolutionized polio care.
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