Portrait of Sister Elizabeth Kenny ca 1917

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When: 01 January 1917

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Photographer: Unidentified

Location: Queensland, Australia

Portrait of Sister Elizabeth Kenny, ca. 1917 (after commissioning with two stars on her epaulets, and prior to 1919 when she wore three medals for her war service, 1915-1919). (Description supplied with photograph). Sister Kenny worked as a nurse on the Western Front during World War I, and later helped develop a treatment for infantile paralysis. 'Sister Elizabeth Kenny was a pioneer in the treatment of Infantile Paralysis or polio, one of the world's most devastating diseases. Her revolutionary treatment was rejected by the Australian medical establishment, but in the United States she was seen as a miracle worker and became a celebrity.'

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