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Charles Leroy Lowman Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains the papers of Los Angeles, California, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles LeRoy Lowman (1879-1977) related to his 1937 book on hydrotherapy: Techniques of Underwater Gymnastics.
Background
Charles Leroy Lowman, M. D. (1879-1977), was a prominent orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He founded the Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital in 1911 to treat children and adults with postural and orthopedic disabilities. In July 1974, President Nixon presented Lowman with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of Lowman’s commitment to treat patients regardless of their ability to pay. In particular, Lowman is known for his techniques of hydrotherapy and for his work with children.
Extent
298 items in 2 boxes
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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