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Guide to the Helen Kaiser Papers, 1903-2008 (MC.0137)

Abstract

Helen Kaiser (1900-1988), was a professor and the first Director of Physical Therapy at Duke. She was also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), serving as President of APTA from 1938 to 1940 and member of the Board of Directors from 1926 to 1930 and 1940 to 1946. This collection contains professional writings produced and collected by Kaiser over the course of her career and course materials compiled during Kaiser's time as a Professor of Physical Therapy at Duke. Other materials include correspondence, booklets, pamphlets, articles, committee and meeting minutes, reports, course descriptions and evaluations, floorplans, blueprints, grant files, photographic materials, and a scrapbook pertaining to Kaiser's time as the Director of Physical Therapy at Duke, as well as her personal life. Materials range in date from 1903 to 2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1912 to 1988.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0137
Title
Helen Kaiser Papers
Date
1903-2005
Creator
Kaiser, Helen
Extent
4 Linear Feet (2 cartons and 2 flat boxes) and 1 scrapbook
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

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Collection Overview

Types of material include reprints, writings, and publications written and collected by Helen Kaiser over the course of her professional career; course outlines, examinations, and other course material compiled during Kaiser's time as a Professor of Physical Therapy at Duke University Medical Center; and correspondence, booklets, pamphlets, articles, committee and meeting minutes, reports, course descriptions and evaluations, floorplans, blueprints, grant files, photographic materials, and a scrapbook pertaining to Kaiser's time as the Director of Physical Therapy at Duke, as well as her personal life. Materials date from 1903 to 2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1912 to 1988.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Records, 1903-2005; Restricted, 1951.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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Access Restrictions

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Records, 1903-2005

Series Scope and Contents: Contains reprints, writings, and publications written and collected by Helen Kaiser over the course of her professional career; course outlines, examinations, and other course material compiled during Kaiser's time as a Professor of Physical Therapy at Duke University Medical Center; and correspondence, booklets, pamphlets, articles, committee and meeting minutes, reports, course descriptions and evaluations, floorplans, blueprints, grant files, photographic materials, and a scrapbook pertaining to Kaiser's time as the Director of Physical Therapy at Duke as well as her personal life. Materials date from 1903 to 2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1912 to 1988.

The Light Ray, Volume 19, #1, Spring 1965
Box 1
Personal & Family Photographs, undated
Box 1
Physical Therapy Negatives, undated
Box 1
Scrapbook, undated
Box SV-0045
Advisory Committee to Division of Physical Therapy Members List, undated
Box 2
American Council on Education: A Guide to Colleges, Universities, Professional Schools, in the United States; Duke Medical School Department of Physical Therapy Informational Form, 1945
Box 2
American Physical Therapy Association; Code of Ethics Booklet, 1957, undated
Box 2
American Physical Therapy Association; Distribution of Physical Therapists Booklet, undated
Box 2
American Physical Therapy Association; Informational Pamphlet, undated
Box 2
American Physical Therapy Association; Special Feature of the American Physical Therapy Association Grant Program in Graduate Education, July 7, 1966
Box 2
American Physical Therapy Association; Summary of Graduate Programs in Physical Therapy, October 13-14, 1964
Box 2
American Registry of Physical Therapists By-Laws, 1959
Box 2
American Registry of Physical Therapists Booklets of Information, undated
Box 2
American Registry of Physical Therapists Examination, undated
Box 2
American Registry of Physical Therapy Technicians Survey, 1948
Box 2
Analysis of Physical Therapy Statistics, 1953
Box 2
Annual Report; American Registry of Physical Therapists, 1954-1955
Box 2
Annual Report; Department of Physical Therapy, 1943-1945
Box 2
Approved Schools and Courses of Physical Therapy: Approved Courses of Physical Therapy from 1917 to 1928, September 3, 1947
Box 2
Articles Published by Duke University Medical Center Physical Therapy Staff Members, 1950-1964
Box 2
Building Committee Meeting Minutes, June 10-17, 1960
Box 2
The Burdick Syllabus: A Bulletin of Physical Therapy and Electrosurgery, Volume 17-19, 1941-1943
Box 2
Census Report: School of Medicine Faculty and Student Time Distribution; Rehabilitation Department, 1951
Box 2
Changes in Human Nerve and Muscle Following Nerve Injury Report, undated
Box 2
Clinical Conference on Poliomyelitis: Georgia Warm Springs Foundation; Twentieth Anniversary Pamphlet, September 15-17, 1947
Box 2
Committee on Physical Therapy; Resume of Meeting Proceedings, September 26, 1955
Box 2
Committee to Study Possibilities for Credit of Physical Therapy Courses; Survey of Physical Therapy Courses, undated
Box 2
Committee to Study Prerequisite Requirements for Physical Therapy Education; Minutes and Correspondence, 1943-1947
Box 2
"Complementary Functions and Responsibilities in an Emerging Profession" (by Catherine A. Worthington); Second Mary McMillan Lecture, undated
Box 2
Contributions to the Hull Journal, December 1941
Box 2
Cost of Anatomical Training of Physical Therapy Students, undated
Box 2
Correspondence, 1943-1972, undated
Box 2
Course Descriptions, 1944-1947, undated
Box 2
Course Evaluations, 1953-1954
Box 2
Curriculum in Physical Therapy Description for the Medical School Catalog Draft, 1962
Box 2
Description of Approved Course in Physical Therapy, undated
Box 2
Details of the Interior Woodwork: Rehabilitation Projects Alterations and Additions to Duke University Medical Center, December 20, 1961
Box 4
Department of Occupational Therapy Summary, 1957-1958
Box 2
Duke Hospital Monthly and Yearly Statistics, 1930-1953
Box 2
Duke Hospital Physiotherapy Department Reprts and Surveys, August 1930-July 1940
Box 2
Duke Hospital: Prescription for Physical Therapy, undated
Box 2
Duke University Medical Center Comparative Statistics, February 7, 1969
Box 2
Duke University Medical Center Curriculum in Physical Therapy 15th Anniversary Workshop; "Utilizing Neurophysiological Phenomena in the Treatment of Hemiplegic Patients" (conducted by Signe Brunnstrom), November 20-21, 1958
Box 2
Duke University Medical Center Physical Therapy Department Medical School Yearbook Draft, 1964
Box 2
Duke University Medical Center Program in Physical Therapy Booklet, 1963-1965
Box 2
Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Hospital: Weekly News Bulletin, October 2-8, 1955
Box 2
Duke University: The University Letter, April 2, 1976
Box 2
Durham County Health Department and Duke University Medical Center Extension Service in Physical Therapy, 1966-1967
Box 2
Faculty Meeting Conclusions, December 13, 1965
Box 2
First Accredidation of the Physical Therapy Education Program; American Medical Association Files, 1943-1967
Box 2
Funeral Pamphlets, September 19, 1988
Box 2
Golden Crunch Award Qualifications, 1968
Box 2
Graduate Program in Physical Therapy Duke University Pamphlet, undated
Box 2
Grant Files; Applications to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc., 1946-1959
Box 2
Grant Files; Biographical Sketches for Requested Academic Appointments in Physical Therapy, October 31, 1960, undated
Box 2
Grant Files; Continuing Applications for the Joint Pediatrics and Neurology Project, 1960-1961
Box 2
Grant Files; Continuing Grant Applications for Training Projects, 1960-1961
Box 2
Grant Files; Credit Requests for Courses in Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology, 1948
Box 2
Grant Files; Duke University - Durham County Cooperative Physical Therapy Project, undated
Box 2
Grant Files; Durham County Health Department and Duke University Medical Center Extension Service in Physical Therapy, 1961-1966
Box 2
Grant Files; List of 1959 Grants to Department of Physical Therapy, January 8, 1959
Box 2
Grant Files; National Foundation Grants, 1960-1962
Box 2
Grant Files; North Carolina State Board of Health Correspondence, September 23, 1949
Box 2
Grant Files; Objectives and Reccomendations for the Expansion of a Rehabilitation Program at Duke University Medical Center, undated
Box 2
Grant Files; Physical Therapy Reports and Projects, 1950-1966
Box 2
Grant Files; Project Report for Neurology Grant, 1960-1961
Box 2
Grant Files; "The Public Health Field for Recent Physical Therapy Graduates" (by Nancy W. Davison), May 9, 1963
Box 2
Grant Files; "A Training Program in Public Health Settings for Clinical Affiliates"; Paper for Presentation at the Joint Meeting of the Sections of Education and Public Health of the American Physical Therapy Association, May 26, 1963
Box 2
Grant Files; Special Report on Academic Salaries at Duke University from 1939 to 1940 and 1952 to 1953, undated
Box 2
A Guide for Nurses in the Nursing Care of Patients with Infantile Paralysis: Including Nursing Aspects of the Kenny Methid, 1943
Box 2
Helen L. Kaiser; Biographical Information for the McMillan Lectures, 1991-2005, undated
Box 2
Helen L. Kaiser; Forty-fifth Reunion Highlights, undated
Box 2
History of Physical Therapy Course; Examinations, 1949-1951
Box 2
History of Physical Therapy Course; Outlines, 1947-1954, undated
Box 2
Home Service in Physical Therapy Records, December 1-31, 1967
Box 2
"Isolation Techniques and Nursing Care in Poliomyelitis: Additional Notes for the Exhibit of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis" Pamphlet, undated
Box 2
Jacobs, Miriam; Collected Files, 1968-1974
Box 2
Kaiser-McMillan Lecture, 1968
Box 2
Lectures from the Physician's Course in the Treatment of Poliomyelitis at Stanford University, 1947
Box 2
"The Legacy of Mary McMillan" (by Mildred O. Elson); First Mary McMillan Lecture, undated
Box 2
List Number 245: Titles in Medicine and Public Health, undated
Box 2
List of Universities and Colleges Offering Degrees in Physical Therapy, undated
Box 2
Masters Degree for Students Specializing in Physical Therapy: Announcement for the Graduate School Bulletin, 1964
Box 2
Medical Office Patient Coordinator (MOPC) Physical Therapy Report, July 1, 1965-September 30, 1966
Box 2
"National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis: Exhibit on Treatment of Infantile Paralysis" Pamphlet, undated
Box 2
Newspaper Clippings (folder 1 of 3), 1943-1983, undated
Box 2
Newspaper Clippings (folder 2 of 3), 1943-1983, undated
Box 2
Newspaper Clippings (folder 3 of 3), 1943-1983, undated
Box 2
North Carolina Hospitals Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services, May 7, 1953
Box 2
North Carolina State Examining Committee of Physical Therapists Newsletter Report, 1958
Box 2
Official Program: National Airplane Races, October 7, 1922
Box 2
Opportunities for Advanced Education for Qualified Physical Therapists: Schools Approved for Training Physical Therapists by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, undated
Box 2
Paramedical Committee Meeting Minutes and Correspondence, 1960-1972
Box 2
Photographic Materials (Oversize), November 18-22, 1963
Box 4
Photographic Materials; Personnel, 1943-1987, undated
Box 2
Photographic Materials; Stoke Handeville Hospital, Rehabilitation Affiliation in Spinal Cord Injuries in Aylesbury, England, April 1984
Box 2
Physical Therapy Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, 1961, undated
Box 2
Physical Therapy Annual Course Descriptions, 1943-1968, undated
Box 2
Physical Therapy Bulletin, September 28, 1988
Box 2
"Physical Therapy: A Career of Science and Service"; A Vocational Guidance Manual, 1957
Box 2
Physical Therapy Christmas Party Poem, 1959
Box 2
Physical Therapy Course Hours, undated
Box 2
Physical Therapy Department: Duke University Medical Center Monthly Report, 1966-1968
Box 2
Physical Therapy Department Floorplans; "Colored Help Rest Rooms", March 20, 1947
Box 2
Physical Therapy Department Floorplans; "Private, Public, and Dispensary Colored Wards", undated
Box 2
Physical Therapy at Duke Informational Pamphlet, undated
Box 2
Physical Therapy Education: Minimum Standards; Draft Transmitted to the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, undated
Box 2
Physical Therapy Education Theory and Practice: Council of Physical Therapy School Directors Report, 1968
Box 3
Physical Therapy Faculty Lists, 1964-1965
Box 3
Physical Therapy: Proposed Statement for Graduate School Catalog, undated
Box 3
Physical Therapy Publicity Files: Publications and Newspaper Clippings, 1955-1970, undated
Box 3
Physiology; Course Outline, undated
Box 3
Project Progress Reports for Physical Therapists Assigned to the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, January 31, 1961
Box 3
"Polio can be Conquered: Public Affairs Paphlet Number 150" (by Alton L. Blakeslee), 1949
Box 3
"Polio: Questions and Answers"; National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Pamphlet, 1954
Box 3
Professional Certificates and Awards, 1953-1986
Box 3
Professional Certificates and Awards (Oversize), May 3, 1969
Box 4
Proposed Budgets, 1959-1960
Box 3
Psychosomatic Aspects of Physical Therapy Course: Outline, undated
Box 3
Publication; American Physical Therapy Association Progress Report, Volume 17 Number 10, 1988
Box 3
Publication; "Ciba Symposia: Gymnastics from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century" (by Ludwig H. Joseph); Published by Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, Inc., March-April, 1949
Box 3
Publication; "Crippled Children's Department Shows a Rapid Development" from the Alumni Register, 1932
Box 3
Publication; Duke Medical Center Alumni Newsletter: The Davison Issue, Volume 8 Number 5B, 1968
Box 3
Publication; Journal of Health and Physical Education, Volume 15 Number 5, 1944
Box 3
Publication; Duke University Alumni Register, October 1, 1956
Box 3
Publication; Duke University Medical Center News Bulletin, undated
Box 3
Publication; The Health Bulletin; Published by the North Carolina State Board of health, Volume 73 Number 3, March 1958
Box 3
Publication; "Lectures on Muscle Training" (by Miriam T. Sweeny); Published by the New York Committee on After Care of Infantile Paralysis Cases, 1916
Box 3
Publication; "Management of Poliomyelitis Patients with Respiratory Difficulty: Additional Notes for the Exhibit Prepared by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis"; Published by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc., undated
Box 3
Publication; "The Miracle of Hickory"; Published by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc., undated
Box 3
Publication; Pictorial Bulletin of Information: Duke Hospital, Volume 1 Number 1, 1940
Box 3
Publication; Student Lantern, 1918-1919
Box 3
Publication; "The Use of the Respirator in Poliomyelitis"; Published by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc., 1942
Box 3
Publication; "War Aims and Peace Ideals: President Wilson's Message to Congress"; Published by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, December 4, 1917
Box 3
Publication; "The War Message: With Annotations Giving the Leading Facts on which the Rupture with Germany was Developed, the Issues in International Law and Contrasting the Spirit of Prussianism with the Spirit of Americanism."; Published by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1917
Box 3
Questionnaire; Costs of Physical Therapy Education, May 19, 1949
Box 3
Reccomendations for Action from the Directors of the Schools of Physical Therapy, undated
Box 3
Report of the Committee on Appointments, Titles, etc.: Division of Health Affairs, Duke University, undated
Box 3
Report on the Physical Therapy Program, 1961
Box 3
Reports of the Ad Hoc Committee on Physical Therapy Planning, 1959-1969
Box 3
Reprint; "American Registry of Physical Therapy Technicians-Its Importance" (by John S. Coulter and Marion G. Smith) from the Archives of Physical Medicine, Volume 27, 1946
Box 3
Reprint; "Anterior Poliomyelitis" (by James Warren Sever) from the Interstate Medical Journal, Volume 21 Number 5, 6, 7, and 8, 1914
Box 3
Reprint; "Anterior Poliomyelitis: Physical Treatment in Southern California" (by O. Leonard Huddleston, Elizabeth Austin, Richard W. Moore, Rene Cailliet, and David Rubin) from the British Journal of Physical Medicine, 1952
Box 3
Reprint; "Approved Schools for Physical Therapy Technicians" (Revised by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals) from the Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 118, 1942
Box 3
Reprint; "The Atrophy of Muscle and Bone Resulting from Joint Disease, Injury, and Fixation" (by Robert M. Lovett) from the Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 58, 1912
Box 3
Reprint; "Cerebral Palsy" (by Winthrop Morgan Phelps) from Public Health Nursings, 1939
Box 3
Reprint; "Cerebral Palsy and Poliomyelitis as they Concern the Family Doctor, the Orthopaedist, and the Neurologist" (by Winthrop Morgan Phelps) from the Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, 1938
Box 3
Reprint; "The Challenge to Physical Therapy in Present Day Medicine" (by Eleanor Flanagan and helen Kaiser) from the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, Volume 42 Number 6, 1962
Box 3
Reprint; "Council on Physical Therapy: The Management of the Cerebral Palsies" (by Winthrop Morgan Phelps) from the Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 117, November 8, 1941
Box 3
Reprint; "The Croonian Lecture on Muscular Movemnets" and "Remarks on Paralysis of the Movements of the Trunk in Hemiplegia" (by Charles Beevor) from the British Medical Journal, 1903, 1909
Box 3
Reprint; "The Department of Physical Medicine: Long Range Insurance for all General Hospitals, 1946
Box 3
Reprint; "The Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Early Treatment of Poliomyelitis" (Robert W. Lovett) from the Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 78, 1922
Box 3
Reprint; "The Differential Characteristics of Spasticity and Athetosis in Relation to the Therapeutic Measures" (by Winthrop Morgan Phelps) from the New York State Journal of Medicine, Volume 14 Number 18, September 15, 1941
Box 3
Reprint; "Education for Childbirth: With Emphasis on the Role of the Physical Therapist" (by Eleanor Flanagan, jacqueline Heneage, and John R. Ashe) from the Physical Therapy Review, 1955
Box 3
Reprint; "Electronic Method of Measuring and Recording Resistance to Passive Muscle Stretch" (by John D. Riebel and Blaine S. Nashold, Jr.) from the American Physical Therapy Association, Volume 42 Number 1, 1962
Box 3
Reprint; "Essentials of an Acceptable School of Physical Therapy" (Prepared by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association) and Revisions, 1949-1955
Box 3
Reprint; "An Experimental Study in the Neonatal Guinea Pig on a Possible Case of Cerebral Palsy" (by Eleanor Flanagan and R. Frederick Beeker) from the Physical Therapy Review, Volume 38 Number 11, 1958
Box 3
Reprint; "Fatigue and Exercise in the Treatment of Infantile Paralysis: A Study of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Six Cases" (by Robert W. Lovett) from the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1917
Box 3
Reprint; "The Future of Physical Medicine X: Relations to Other Professions Concerned with Rehabilitiation" (by Catherine Worthingham) from the American Journal of Physical Medicine, Volume 36 Number 6, 1957
Box 3
Reprint; "A Fundamental of Democracy" (by Leonard P. Bradford) from Adult Education, Volume 2 Number 4, 1952
Box 3
Reprint; "The Importance of Technic in Electrotherapy" (by Helen Kaiser) from the Physiotherapy Review, Volume 22 Number 5, undated
Box 3
Reprint; "The Kenny Treatment of Anterior Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis): Report of the First Cases Treated in America" (by John F. Pohl) from the Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 118, 1942
Box 3
Reprint; "The Management of the Cerebral Palsies" (by Winthrop Morgan Phelps) from the Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 117, November 8, 1941
Box 3
Reprint; "Manual of Physical Therapy: Prepared by the Cpuncil on Physical Therapy of the American Medical Association, the Subcommittee on Physical Therapy and the Committee on Information of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council" from War Machine, Volume 2, 1942
Box 3
Reprint; "Mental Hygeine Program for the Cerebral Palsied Child" (by Grizzelle M. Norfleet) from the Physiotherapy Review, Volume 27 Number 2, 1947
Box 3
Reprint; "Moren Hydrotherapy: A Review of Recent Developments" (by H. J. Behrend) from Archives of Physical Therapy, Volume 25, 1944
Box 3
Reprint; "The Multiple Innervation of Limb Muscles in Man" (by W. Henry Hollinshead and J.E. Markee) from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Volume 28 Number 4, 1946
Box 3
Reprint; "Normal Flexibility According to Age Groups" (by Henry O. Kendall and Florence P. Kendall) from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Volume 30-A Number 3, 1948
Box 3
Reprint; "Occupational Therapy in a General Hospital with Orthopedic cases from the Physical Therapy Point of View" (by Helen Kaiser) from Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation, Volume 19 Number 1, 1940
Box 3
Reprint; "Outdoor Treatment of Surgical Tuberculosis" (by Robert W. Lovett and John E. Fish) from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 169, July 31, 1913
Box 3
Reprint; "Physical Therapy in General and Hospital Practice" (by Richard Kovacs) from the Long Island Medical Journal, Volume 22 Number 9, 1928
Box 3
Reprint; "Physical Therapy" (by Mildred Elson, American Physical Therapy Association Executive Secretary) from News Letter, Volume 3 Number 7, 1946
Box 3
Reprint; "The Physiotherapy Department and the Hospital" (by A.B. Hirsh and Richard Kovacs) from the American Journal of Electrotherapeutics and Radiology, Volume 43 Number 11, 1925
Box 3
Reprint; "The Prescription of Physical Therapy" (by Jessie Wright) from the Physiotherapy Review, Volume 26 Number 4, 1946
Box 3
Reprint; "Physical Features of the Asthmatic Child" (by Carolyn N. Burnett) from the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1962
Box 3
Reprint; "Rehabilitation of the Amputee" (by Henry H. Kessler) from Occupational Medicine, Volume 3, 1947
Box 3
Reprint; "Report of the Harvard Infantile Paralysis Commission" (by Robert W. Lovett) from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Number 6, 1919
Box 3
Reprint; "Responsibilities of the Medical School in the Training of Physical Therapists" (by F.A. Hellenbrandt and Ellen Duvall) from the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 1948
Box 3
Reprint; "Results of Short Term Isotonic and Isometric Exercise Programs in Persons Over Sixty" (by Lois C. Perkins and Helen Kaiser) from the Physical Therapy Review, Volume 41 Number 9, 1961
Box 3
Reprint; "Role of the Physiotherapist" (by Helen Kaiser) from the Physical Therapy Review, undated
Box 3
Reprint; "Some Aspects of Gerontology: Their Importance to the Physical Therapist" (by Katherine W. Leguin) from the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, Volume 44 Number 5, 1964
Box 3
Reprint; "Some Observations on Assisted Coughing of Surgical Chest Cases" (by Gloria White and Beth Ussher) from the Physical Therapy Review, Volume 41 Number 1, 1961
Box 3
Reprint; "The Spastic Child" (by Winthrop Morgan Phelps) from Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation, Volume 17 Number 4, 1938
Box 3
Reprint; "Spastic Paralysis" (by Winthrop Morgan Phelps) from the Cyclopedia of Medicine, undated
Box 3
Resolution Adopted at the Fall 1971 North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Meeting, 1971
Box 3
Resources at Duke University for Expansion of Rehabilitation Program, March 28, 1958
Box 3
Resume of Material Covered in the Various Physical Therapy Courses, undated
Box 3
Schools for Physical Therapy Technicians: Listing Methods Suggestions, November 7, 1945
Box 3
Sigma Gamma Clinic for Crippled Children: Fourth Annual Report, 1925
Box 3
Singleton, Mary Clyde; Collected Files, 1947-1952
Box 3
Six Months Course in the Psychosomatic Aspects of Physical Therapy; Announcements and Course Outline, 1949
Box 3
Special Meeting of the Physical Therapy Directors at the American Physical Therapy Association Conference; Discussion on Physical Therapy School Problems Summary, 1952
Box 3
Summary of Meetings of the Graduate School Advisory Committee for the Physical Therapy Curriculum, undated
Box 3
Survey of the Treatment of Poliomyelitis, August 16, 1951
Box 3
Thermotherapy and Hydrotherapy Course; Outlines, 1956-1965
Box 3
Thermotherapy and Hydrotherapy Course; Examinations, 1958, undated
Box 3
"A Time for Remembering": Records for Graduates of the Harvard Medical School Courses, undated
Box 3
Timeline for Electrotherapy, undated
Box 3
University of North Carolina School of Medicine Division of Physical Therapy; Neuroanatomical Bases for Neurological Disorders Conference Schedules, August 9-20, 1965
Box 3
Wading Tank: Installation Roughing-In Blueprint, August 6, 1956
Box 4
"Workshop in Pediatric Chronic Lung Disease with Emphasis on Physical Therapy Treatment Programs in Hospital and Home" Booklet, September 28-30, 1967
Box 3
Writing; "Chiropractic and Medicine" (by Phillips De Hesse), 1947
Box 3
Writing; "The Medical Center Report, 1958-1959" (by W.C. Davison), 1959
Box 3
Writing; "Muscle Training in the Treatment of Infantile Paralysis" (by Wilhemine G. Wright), 1916
Box 3
Writing; "Physical Therapy 1952" and References, undated
Box 3
Writing; "Polyneuropathy" (Method of Albert Heyman and Eleanor Flanagan), undated
Box 3
Writing; "The Prescription of Physical Therapy" (by Jesse Wright), undated
Box 3
Writing; "Present Trends in Physical Therapy" (by George Morris Piersol), April 25, 1946
Box 3
Writing; "Rehabilitation - With Particular Reference to the Role of the Physical Therapy Department", August 30, 1950
Box 3
Writing; "Set-Up for Physical Therapy" (by Helen L. Kaiser), 1937
Box 3
Writing; "Study and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance in Cases if Low Back and Sciatic Pain" (by Henry O. Kendall and Florence P. Kendall), 1936
Box 3
Writing; "The Treatment of Scoliosis by the So-Called Compensation Method" (by Arthur Steindler), 1926
Box 3
Writing; "Today's Tomorrow" (by Helen Kaiser); Presented by the 54th Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1968
Box 3
Writing; "Use of Buerger's Exercises in the Treatment of Diabetic Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease" (by Helen Kaiser), undated
Box 3

Biographical Note

Helen Louise Kaiser was born in 1900 in Michigan to John Kaiser and Ida Reutner. In 1920, Kaiser graduated from Sargent College in Boston before receiving a Physical Therapy Certificate from the Harvard University Course for Graduates in 1921. She served as an assistant instructor for the Harvard Course and as a visiting instructor at Children's Hospital, Boston from 1921 to 1922. Between 1922 and 1926, she was the Chief Physical Therapist at the Detroit Orthopedic Clinic.

In 1926, she became the Chief Physical Therapist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1943, Kaiser established the Department of Physical Therapy at Duke University and served as the first Director of Physical Therapy and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy. Kaiser stepped down as Director of Physical Therapy in 1969 and retired in 1970.

From 1945 to 1946, Kaiser took a leave of absence from Duke to establish a Physical Therapy School in Greece and to serve as Director of Rehabilitation Services for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency and the Near East Foundation in Athens.

Kaiser was an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She helped organize the Michigan Physical Therapy Association and served as the vice president. From 1926 to 1931, she served as President of the Cleveland Physical Therapy Association and as the President of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association from 1937 to 1938. She was President of APTA from 1938 to 1940 and served on the Board of Directors from 1926 to 1930 and 1940 to 1946.

Kaiser died in 1988.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Helen Kaiser Papers, Duke Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Source unknown, Accession A2019.028 (transferred by Jan Gwyer, December 2018)

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff: date unknown; updated by McKenzie Long under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: May 2019

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