Howard A. Rusk

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Howard A. Rusk (April 9, 1901 – November 4, 1989) was a prominent physician and founder of the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.wikipedia
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Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Howard A. Rusk (April 9, 1901 – November 4, 1989) was a prominent physician and founder of the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.
The Rusk Institute is named in honor of its founder, Howard A. Rusk.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

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He is considered to be the founder of rehabilitation medicine.
Howard A. Rusk, an internal medicine physician from Missouri, became a pioneer of rehabilitation medicine after being appointed to rehabilitate airmen during World War II.

Brookfield, Missouri

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Born in Brookfield, Missouri, Rusk was active in the Health for Peace movement in the 1950s and supported US efforts to participate more in rehabilitation medicine in international affairs.

Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award

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Physician

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Howard A. Rusk (April 9, 1901 – November 4, 1989) was a prominent physician and founder of the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.

University of Missouri

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Dr. Rusk graduated from the University of Missouri in 1923 and received his medical degree at Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1925.

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Rusk graduated from the University of Missouri in 1923 and received his medical degree at Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1925.

Internal medicine

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From 1926 to 1942, Dr. Rusk practiced internal medicine in St. Louis, becoming a teacher at Washington University School of Medicine, staff physician at Barnes-Jewish, and chairman of the Intern Committee at St. Luke's, where he had trained as an intern.

Washington University School of Medicine

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From 1926 to 1942, Dr. Rusk practiced internal medicine in St. Louis, becoming a teacher at Washington University School of Medicine, staff physician at Barnes-Jewish, and chairman of the Intern Committee at St. Luke's, where he had trained as an intern.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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From 1926 to 1942, Dr. Rusk practiced internal medicine in St. Louis, becoming a teacher at Washington University School of Medicine, staff physician at Barnes-Jewish, and chairman of the Intern Committee at St. Luke's, where he had trained as an intern.

Pawling (town), New York

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Rusk soon went on to establish the first Air Force rehabilitation center, in Pawling, New York which was to treat airmen returning from battle with physical and psychological disabilities.

Bernard Baruch

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With the influence of Bernard Baruch, Dr. Rusk convinced President Roosevelt to start rehabilitation programs for all military branches.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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With the influence of Bernard Baruch, Dr. Rusk convinced President Roosevelt to start rehabilitation programs for all military branches.

Potsdam Conference

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In 1945, Rusk was part of the American entourage to attend the Potsdam conference.

New York City

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Nonetheless, in December 1945 Rusk moved to New York City, accepting an offer from New York University to establish a department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine.

New York University School of Medicine

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Nonetheless, in December 1945 Rusk moved to New York City, accepting an offer from New York University to establish a department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine.

Arthur Hays Sulzberger

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He also accepted an offer, extended by Arthur Hays Sulzberger, to work for the New York Times as a weekly medical columnist.

The New York Times

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He also accepted an offer, extended by Arthur Hays Sulzberger, to work for the New York Times as a weekly medical columnist.

Bellevue Hospital

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In 1947, Dr. Rusk joined with Dr. George Deaver, another pioneer of rehabilitation medicine, to establish a rehabilitation center at Bellevue Hospital, the first of its kind for civilians.