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Donald Lee ROSE (VETERAN; FAMOUS)

Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

20 Jul 1911 - 10 Jan 2004

The Father of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Donald Lee Rose was born in St. Charles, Missouri to William Albert and Estelle Sherry Rose. He married Martha Jane Koontz in 1937, and died in Bentonville, Arkansas. Dr. Rose was an early leader in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation field. He entered his military career as 1st Lieutenant and advanced to Lieutenant General at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. In 1947, he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He served in this capacity for 27 years, and under his leadership, changes were instituted that significally changed and expanded the methodology of treatment of patients in this field of medicine. Bringing many new and effective methods to his chosen field of medicine, he implemented the first Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training program. He was the founder of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and gave the midwest the first of this type of facility. Dr. Rose was recognized for his efforts in the field of medicine, and was the recipient of many awards and honors: Founding member of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Distinguished Clinician Award Winner, Who’s Who in American Men of Science, and Directory of Medical Specialists. He was President of both the American Academy and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. His work is still relevant today in the treatment of those with physical injuries and their rehabilitation.

References Consulted:

Ref:http://www.kumc.edu/pmr/history.htm (Accessed Nov. 15, 2008)
The Morning News, January 13, 2004

Contributed on 11/15/08 by wfields55
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Record #: 102277

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Submitted: 11/15/08 • Approved: 10/10/09 • Last Updated: 10/31/12 • R102277-G0-S3

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