Howard A. Rusk

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Birthday
9, 1901
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Nov 4, 1989 (88)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1901
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Nov 4, 1989 (88)

About

Physician who is considered by many to be the founder of rehabilitation medicine. He founded the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the world's first and largest university-affiliated center devoted entirely to inpatient/outpatient care and research and training into rehabilitation medicine.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Missouri and the Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Trivia

He was the first recipient of the Pacem in Terris award of the Pope John Paul II Center of Prayer and Study for Peace.

Family Life

He grew up in Missouri, here he was an avid member of the Health for Peace movement in the 1950s.

Associated With

He was selected to receive the award for Pope John Paul II Center of Prayer and Study for Peace.