OnStage: The Healing Sister

Claudia Wilkens, who stars as Sister Elizabeth Kenny, and a young patient in the production of "Sister Kenny" at the History Theater.

[Star Tribune, January 22, 2010] The testimony of children treated by Sister Kenny has inspired a new play, "Sister Kenny," at the History Theatre. It tells the story of the pioneering physical therapist who established a clinic in Minneapolis, now called the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute that is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, for the treatment of polio and became one of the nation's most admired people—at the same time that many in the medical establishment—dismissed her as a huckster.

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