Elizabeth Kenny’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 20, 1886

Death Date

Nov 30, 1952

Age of Death

66 years

Cause of Death

Parkinson's Disease

Place of Death

Nov 30, 1952



The psychologist Elizabeth Kenny died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Creator of the science of physical therapy who was one of the first to propose, counter to conventional wisdom, exercising to counter the effects of polio. The Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Minneapolis is named in her honor.

She was born in Warialda, New South Wales, the daughter of Michael Kenny, farmer from Ireland.



“He who angers you conquers you.” (Elizabeth Kenny)


“Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.” (Elizabeth Kenny)


“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.” (Elizabeth Kenny)


“I do not want medical men to discuss whether or not my work is valuable, because I know what it will do. I want them to tell me how best this new knowledge of rapidly restoring paralysed people to health and strength can be applied where it is needed.” (Elizabeth Kenny)


“The American doctor, in my opinion, possesses a combination of conservatism and that other quality which has put the United States in the forefront in almost every department of science – that is, 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.” (Elizabeth Kenny)