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  • The medical community tries to assert that those children must have had another problem and not polio

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      Rosalind Russell excels as Sister Kenny, a somewhat controversial Australian nun who came up with a treatment for polio. Based on the true story, this movie tells Elizabeth Kenny’s story of how she came upon a child with polio and began to treat her. It was the beginning of her unique method for

      treating the ailment, but it was met with skepticism by the medical world. Sister Kenny believed in re-educating the muscles. The result was amazing.

      The whole movie shows how Sister Kenny fights to prove that her treatment works. She points out child after child who is now healthy and walking. The medical ...


      • community tries to assert that those children must have had another problem and not polio.

        Sister Kenny’s fight goes on for most of her life and spreads across several countries. While never receiving proper acclaim, her methods were slowly adopted by doctors unafraid to try it. Ultimately, having given up love and marriage to

        continue her fight, Sister Kenny takes pride in knowing she’s made a difference.

        This movie is an education, and Russell delivers a super performance. Known for eccentric characters, she plays Sister Kenny straight, as a strong-willed woman who refuses to be quieted by those who don’t believe. She’s inspiring, and it’s great to watch.




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