The development of physiatry before 1950.

  title={The development of physiatry before 1950.},
  author={F J Kottke and Melanie Knapp},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={69 Spec No},
The early development of physiatry as a specialty must be credited to a small group of men who were literally giants in the roles they played in the evolution of physiatry and of the American Academy of PM&R. Of those very early leaders, John S. Coulter, Frank H. Krusen, William Bierman, and Richard Kovacs stand out for their inspirational and conceptual leadership regarding the potentials of physiatry. The field will forever be indebted to Walter J. Zeiter for his administrative and executive… CONTINUE READING