Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 30, 1946

Sister Kenny (RKO Radio) is a handsome, emotional film biography, skillfully knitted together out of interesting fact, harmless fiction and debatable propaganda. It will probably entertain most moviegoers—and it will most certainly raise the hackles on the American Medical Association's collective neck.

Sister Kenny is almost hysterically partisan to one of modern medicine's most controversial figures: Sister Elizabeth Kenny, the tough-minded. Australian nurse who has her own theories about the nature of infantile paralysis and insists that her own methods of treating the disease (hot packs and exercises) are the one & only...

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