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The story of Mary McMillan is perhaps the greatest of any physical therapist you will hear. Mary was the first Reconstruction Aide sworn into the U.S. Army and the first President of the APTA (back when it had another name). She served in two world wars, became the world's first international physical therapist, and was a prisoner in an internment camp for 3 years in Manila. Unfortunately, Mary passed away in 1959. On the 100th Anniversary of the APTA's founding, something Mary had a chief role in, this episode is a tribute to Mary's life with excerpts read by actors or taken from direct sources. Enjoy!
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