lABLEd Podcast History Lesson 2: Rosemary Kennedy

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This Episode contains description of medical procedures some may find upsetting

About the Episode

Alice Evans Daisy Holder & Lucy Wood, bring you another History Lesson as we profile people from history who lived, survived and thrived with a disability or chronic illness.  In this episode we discuss the life of Rosemary Kennedy and explore how a drastic procedure in 1941 profoundly affected her for the rest life.

 Resources & Reference Points
Rosemary Kennedy, Kennedy Dynasty

JFK Library

The Autism History Project

Rosemary Kennedy: The Tragic Life of JFK’s Sister,

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, Kate Clifford Larson

The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women – Elizabeth Koelher-Pentacoff
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter – Kate Clifford Larson


The Secret Kennedy: The Science Behind Lobotomy – Charged Magazine

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