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 (kĕn′ē), Elizabeth 1880-1952.
Australian nurse who developed an innovative treatment regimen for the paralysis brought on by poliomyelitis.


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Elizabeth ( “Sister Kenny” ), 1886–1952, Australian nurse: researcher in poliomyelitis therapy.
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Examiner readers pay their own tributes TRIBUTES have been paid to Bernard Kenny who died peacefully on Monday, surrounded by his family.
You'd have fun taking care of Kenny, but you'd have to let him go later.
SIX goals from Jack Kenny - including a four-minute hat-trick early in the second half - was the main feature of this doublefigure success for Prestatyn at Alyn Park.
TROUBLED England legend Kenny Sansom fears he could lose his famous left foot after doctors told him the bone is infected.
Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in, found fame in 1977 playing the robot in the first Star Wars film and reprised the role in subsequent movies in the hit franchise.
MODEST but magnificent - Kenny and Marina Dalglish, right, displayed enormous levels of humanity in the aftermath of Hillsborough.
Kenny is on my speed dial as a man who knows his way around a tool box - whereas Michael does not own a toolbox.
FRIENDS of attack victim Kenny Thurgood, arrested after he was battered on his birthday, will appear in court over the melee.
Founded in 1927, Kenny is a privately owned, Northbrook Ill.