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