Sister Kenny

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While working in the outback, Australian nurse Elizabeth Kenny (Rosalind Russell) encounters polio in some of her patients and witnesses its severe effects. As she treats many young children and babies, Kenny starts to develop theories about how to fight the disease, including hot presses on the afflicted limbs. When the medical community disputes her methods, Kenny sacrifices much of her personal life to convince doctors around the world that her practices are the best treatment.

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  • Mar 20, 2014
    Good but slightly sappy story of a nun nurse who helps kids with disabilities. A bit ho hum I'm afraid although the acting is solid. Not a stretch for Rosalind Russell.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • May 01, 2010
    Inspiring story of the Australian nurse who bucked the system and arrogant short sighted doctors to effect real change in the treatment of polio. Roz is great in the title role.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2007
    Story of a nurse who develops a treatment for polio in the early 20th century. Of course even in 1946, they have Hollywooded up the movie. Kenny's methods are not accepted by the pig-headed doctors, and she has to fight for 30 years to get her methods accepted.
    Red L Super Reviewer

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