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physician

Jessie Wright, British physician. Member nat. advising committee National Foundation, 1947-1970, consultant to foundation for International Cooperation Administration in Argentina, 1956; Member American Academy Cerebral Palsy (president 1962), American Rheumatism Association, American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, International Society Rehabilitation Disabled, American Medical Writers Association.

Background

Wright, Jessie was born on September 5, 1900 in Eccleshall, England. Daughter of James and Mary (Keightley) Wright.

Education

Came to the United States, 1907, naturalized, 1924. Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1932, Doctor of Medicine 1934.

Career

Director D.T. Watson School Physiatrics U. Pitts. Chief staff D. T. Watson Home, affiliated U. Pitts. Moderator panel rehab.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles medical Jours.

Membership

Member nat. advising committee National Foundation, 1947-1970, consultant to foundation for International Cooperation Administration in Argentina, 1956. Member American Academy Cerebral Palsy (president 1962), American Rheumatism Association, American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, International Society Rehabilitation Disabled, American Medical Writers Association. Clubs: U. Pittsburgh Century, Civic, Zonta, 20th Century (Pittsburgh).

Developed electrically controlled rocking bed for treatment respiratory paralysis, 1945.

Connections

father:
James Wright

mother:
Mary (Keightley) Wright