Medicine: Treatment for Polio

A minor outbreak of infantile paralysis (in Arkansas) may demonstrate something that doctors and parents everywhere very much want to know—how well the Kenny treatment of poliomyelitis works out in an epidemic. To Little Rock, where 25 children were down with polio, rushed a group of physiotherapists and nurses to whom the Australian nurse has been teaching her revolutionary exercise treatment (TIME, June 23, Dec. 15, 1941) in the Minneapolis General Hospital.

Kenny Cure. The patients were placed flat on their backs on a firm mattress which did not quite reach to the footboard of the bed. Their feet, with heels...

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