Thursday, 29 July 2010

Sister Kenny (1946) [* * * * * *]


This is a true-to-life story of a nurse called Elizabeth Kenny. Because she was working alone in the Australian bush without doctor support, she discovered a cure (no less!) for polio or infantile paralysis.

But the 'specialists' in the field were busy putting the 30% survivor-children in what she called "medieval torture instruments" or crutches, clamps and collars which deformed them altogether.

For 30 years the medical professon persecuted and banned her right to help children because she was a nurse, not a doctor!! Homeopathy has suffered a similar fate for its undeniable success.

If her 'Kenny Concept' of physiotherapy and treatment survived today for all kinds of paralysis, its only because the public rose up to support her though she was never allowed to treat an acute case, only those rejects of medicine (as with ayurveda and homeopathy today). You'd think that a profession that's supposed to dedicate itself to healing would reach out with open arms to purge its worst abuses, but it never has.

A fantastic story and a fantastic woman! Must watch.

6 comments:

mok 11852206222016240633 said...

goes to show monopolistic commercialism existed even under olden hippocratic oath ... :)
pointer article ... thankyou.

Yoda said...

yw, mok. I'm sure it did!:)

If people realised how much of allopathic medicine was just self-promotion and groupism, I think we'd finally find true healing emerge instead of this egotistic, secretive priesthood that it is today.

mok 11852206222016240633 said...

hey yoda,
got a tweet from psychicmuse
:)
good!

Yoda said...

Hey mok,

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Yoda said...

Hey mok,

I've been adding buttons inspired by your OJN2.:)

venkhat said...

yoda,i agree the main pharma bosses will hate to have their trade ruined by some honest folks.

i know enough of allopathic secrets that can make me a target, so i am in hiding.

Homoeopathic cures are wonderful, and magical,and have principles which are natural,and can be explained with simplicity.

These things will get to be known with promoters like u and me.