TITLE

Sculpting Soldiers and Reclaiming the Maimed: R. Tait McKenzie's Work in the First World War Period

AUTHOR(S)
Mason, Fred
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History;2010, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p363
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the work of Canadian physician and physical educator Dr. Robert Tait McKenzie. It argues that during and after World War I, McKenzie made a unique contribution in military and medical history, spanning physical training, rehabilitation and commemoration via sculpture. McKenzie returned veterans to better physical function either directly by his hand, through devices and techniques of rehabilitation developed by him, or through advice given in his publications. In doing so, McKenzie helped lay a sound basis for modern physical therapy. In addition McKenzie's sculpture offered healing and consolation in its time.
ACCESSION #
67520304

 

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