Antique wheelchairs. I remember using one of these at the UofM hospital in the early 1960s.

Central State Hospital Museum - Milledgeville Attractions and Things To Do - Official Information

"Minnesota has a long history of placing children in institutions. From January 1867 through October 1881 about 120 children were committed to Minnesota’s first Hospital for the Insane at St. Peter."

"Minnesota has a long history of placing children in institutions. From January 1867 through October 1881 about 120 children were committed to Minnesota’s first Hospital for the Insane at St.

Unpublished. With VA patient Tom DeArmand, Marlon Brando goes for coffee and doughnuts at a VA hospital cafeteria, 1949. The specially built counter space included a low rail against which patients could set the footrests of their wheelchairs.

terrysmalloy: “ Marlon Brando on set of ‘The Men’, photographed by Ed Clark, ”

"A medical device which has made life easier for countless people with disabilities and illness has ties to Minnesota. The Foley catheter was invented by St. Cloud native Frederic Foley."

A medical device which has made life easier for countless people with disabilities and illness has ties to Minnesota. The Foley catheter was invented by St.

Museum of disABILITY history, Buffalo, NY

The Museum of disABILITY History, located in Buffalo NY, is a museum related to the history of people with disabilities from medieval times to the present era.

Michael Dowling, Minnesota politician.    From a Sept. 2002 article in the Star Tribune:  And Michael Dowling went from school principal, bank president and mayor of Olivia to speaker of the Minnesota House, a national Republican leader and organizer of the Philippines' educational system -- all despite having lost both legs, his left arm and the fingers of his right hand in an 1880 snowstorm when he was 14.

Michael Dowling, Minnesota politician. From a Sept. 2002 article in the Star Tribune: And Michael Dowling went from school principal, bank president and mayor of Olivia to speaker of the Minnesota House, a national Republican leader and organizer of the Philippines' educational system -- all despite having lost both legs, his left arm and the fingers of his right hand in an 1880 snowstorm when he was 14.

Sackter is well known because of the 1981 movie “Bill” starring Mickey Rooney and the more recent documentary, “A Friend Indeed.” But there are hundreds of men and women who, like Sackter, were sent to the state hospital because of state policy that said children with an IQ below 50 “shall be regarded as too defective for proper care and training in the public schools and shall so far as possible be sent to the proper state institution at Faribault.”

Bill Sackter’s story highlights need for apologies

In June 1972, Barbara Andrews was one of a group of persons with disabilities who urged the Bill of Rights Committee of the MN Constitutional Study Commission to include a provision in the state constitution prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. Andrews had cerebral palsy and could not drive, and encountered some of the transportation problems in the Twin Cities in the 1960s and early 1970s while a campus pastor at the University of MN and attending Luther Seminary in St…

Pioneering pastor struggled to find transportation

Dr. Robert Guthrie was an advocate as well as a scientist.

Robert Guthrie was an advocate as well as a scientist.

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