Oral Histories

Interview of Margaret H. Jones-Kanaar

UCLA professor of pediatrics. Founder of the UCLA/Orthopedic Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy.
Subtitle:
Ready for Adventures: Margaret H. Jones-Kanaar
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
Science, Medicine, and Technology
UCLA Faculty
Interviewer:
Townsend, Elizabeth
Interviewee:
Jones-Kanaar, Margaret H.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Childhood and education in Maine; attends Radcliffe College; earns an M.D. at Cornell University Medical College; residency in pediatrics at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown; serves as director of the Wyoming state department of Health's Division of Maternal and Child Health, Crippled Children, Public Health Nursing; attends Harvard Graduate School of Public Health; the hardships involved in doing public health work in Wyoming; studies cerebral palsy with Winthrop Phelps; moves to Los Angeles and practices medicine; establishes cerebral palsy diagnostic and treatment centers; joins the UCLA School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics; establishes a pre-nursery school at UCLA; conducts research on children with cerebral palsy; educating the public and the medical community about cerebral palsy; professional activities; travels around the world; marries Adrian C. Kanaar at the age of eighty-four; establishes the Jones-Kanaar Foundation to help the disabled.