Oral Histories

Interview of Margaret H. Jones-Kanaar

UCLA professor of pediatrics. Founder of the UCLA/Orthopedic Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy.
Ready for Adventures: Margaret H. Jones-Kanaar
UCLA and University of California History
Science, Medicine, and Technology
UCLA Faculty
Townsend, Elizabeth
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.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
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.