Medicine: Sister Kenny Fights On

For the umpteenth time Sister Elizabeth Kenny, the Australian nurse who developed the Kenny treatment for infantile paralysis, last week threatened to go home. Her running feud with orthodox medical men has long enlivened the press (TIME, Sept. 27, 1943; June 26). And her forthright disposition has earned her the nicknames "The Duchess" and "Madam Queen." Not satisfied when doctors accept her methods, she insists that they also accept her theories—theories that many experts say lack proof.

Sister Kenny ascribes her present huff to three new indignities: 1) no research men have come to the Elizabeth Kenny Institute in Minneapolis to study...

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