• Short Summary

    Dr Janet G. Travell, first woman to be appointed Physician at the White House, was?

  • Description

    Dr Janet G. Travell, first woman to be appointed Physician at the White House, was filmed at work at the US Presidential Residence Mar 6-7.
    On Mar 6 she was in conference with Dr. Luther B. Terry, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service; Rear Admiral Edward C. Kennedy, Surgeon General of the US Navy; and Captain George G. Burkley, her dispensary in the White House basement, where they examined and ailing White House staff member.
    A New York orthopaedic specialist, and married, Dr Travell has been the Kennedy family doctor for some years, and the President describes her as a "genius". An old football injury to the President's back was complicated when his torpedo boat was sunk by a Japanese destroyer during the second world war. Dr Travell helped his recovery after an operation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8439XZPD536XJ1ATIUXEXH4D9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8439XZPD536XJ1ATIUXEXH4D9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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