15 Quotes by Elizabeth Kenny

Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse and self-taught medical innovator, gained international recognition for her pioneering work in the treatment of polio. Frustrated by the conventional medical approaches of her time, Kenny developed a unique method of using hot packs and passive movement to help polio patients recover mobility and strength. Her unconventional methods faced skepticism and resistance, but her success stories eventually led to the acceptance of her techniques.

Kenny's advocacy for physical therapy and her impact on the treatment of polio significantly improved the lives of countless individuals and contributed to advances in modern rehabilitation practices. Her determination to challenge the status quo and her dedication to improving patient care mark her as a remarkable figure in the history of medical innovation.

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Elizabeth Kenny Quotes

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

He who angers you conquers you.

Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route.

Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.

As a girl my temper often got out of bounds. But one day when I became angry at a friend over some trivial matter, my mother said to me, Elizabeth, anyone who angers you conquers you.

It is easier to recount grievances and slights than it is to set down a broad redress of such grievances and slights. The reason is that one fears to be thought of as an arrant braggart.

A measure of victory has been won, and honors have been bestowed in token thereof. But honours fade or are forgotten, and monuments crumble into dust. It is the battle itself that matters - and the battle must go on.

His response was remarkable for its irrelevance, if for nothing else.

Memories do not always behave in an orderly way, but bloom, as it were, erratically.

My mother used to say, 'He who angers you, conquers you!' But my mother was a saint.

The American doctor possesses a combination of conservatism and an eagerness to know what it is really all about, in order that he may not be the one left behind if there is something to it.

If someone angers you, they control you.

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I'd like to live every moment of my life, but not a moment after.

The record of one's life must needs prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written.

Fortunately, perhaps, I was completely ignorant of the orthodox theory of the disease polio-myelitis.

― Elizabeth Kenny Quotes

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