Bruce Publishing Company, 1941-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7. Very Good. Item #11060
1941 1st Edition signed by Kenny, a trailblazer in the field of PHYSICAL THERAPY and she is credited for laying the groundwork for modern PT principles. Kenny was an unaccredited Australian nurse who promoted a controversial new approach to the treatment of poliomyelitis. Her findings ran counter to conventional medical wisdom; they demonstrated the need to exercise muscles affected by polio instead of immobilising them. Kenny's principles of muscle rehabilitation became the foundation of physical therapy, or physiotherapy.Her life story was told in the 1946 film Sister Kenny. She was portrayed by Rosalind Russell, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Kenny.Green cloth gilt. Square Tight Binding. Clean bright interior, save for p/o signature at top of title page. Signed by Kenny under her printed name on the title page on Sept 22, 1942, during the middle of WWII. Mild rubbing and wear to binding and edges.