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us: Kraus, Hans, 1905-1996


  • [Hans Kraus (b. November 28, 1905, Trieste, Italy-d. March 6, 1996, New York City) was an orthopedic specialist, known as the father of sports medicine, and a pioneer in the rock climbing field. His family moved to Zurich, Switzerland during World War I, and he graduated from the University of Vienna Medical School in 1929. Kraus practiced sports medicine in Austria until he immigrated to New York in 1938. He helped establish the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under President Dwight Eisenhower. Kraus developed a controversial approach to treat back pain, which he used to great success with President John F. Kennedy. He was an associate professor of clinical physical medicine and rehabilitation at the New York University School of Medicine until he retired in 1973. Kraus married Madi Springer-Miller in 1958 and they had two daughters.]
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    • found: His Principles and practice of therapeutic exercises, 1949.
    • found: Schwartz, S.E.B. JFK's secret back doctor, 2012: ECIP t.p. (Hans Kraus; medical pioneer and legendary rock climber Hans Kraus) galley (1905-1996)
    • found: NY times online, Mar. 13, 2012 (Dr. Hans Kraus; originator of sports medicine in U.S.; specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation; died yesterday [Mar. 6, 1996] at his Manhattan apt.) {http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/07/nyregion/dr-hans-kraus-90-originator-of-sports-medicine-in-us-dies.html?_r=0}
    • found: Hans Kraus personal papers, 1961-1993: (b. November 28, 1905, Trieste, Austria; d. March 6, 1996, New York City; University of Vienna Medical School; orthopedic specialist; helped establish President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; treated President John F. Kennedy's back pain; associate professor emeritus of clinical physical medicine and rehabilitation at the New York University Medical College, New York City, retired in 1973; father of sports medicine) {http://archive2.jfklibrary.org/HKPP/HKPP-FA.xml}
    • found: Wikipedia.org, September 14, 2016 (Hans Kraus; b. 1905, Trieste, Austria; d. March 6, 1996, New York City; physician, physical therapist, mountaineer, and alpinist) {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Kraus}
    • found: SSDI via Ancestry.com, September 14, 2016 (Hans Kraus; b. November 28, 1905; d. March 6, 1996; last residence: Gardiner, New York)
    • found: OCLC, July 28, 2016 (hdgs.: Kraus, Hans, 1905-; Kraus, Hans, 1905-1996; usages: Hans Kraus; Dr. Hans Kraus)
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    • [Hans Kraus (b. November 28, 1905, Trieste, Italy-d. March 6, 1996, New York City) was an orthopedic specialist, known as the father of sports medicine, and a pioneer in the rock climbing field. His family moved to Zurich, Switzerland during World War I, and he graduated from the University of Vienna Medical School in 1929. Kraus practiced sports medicine in Austria until he immigrated to New York in 1938. He helped establish the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under President Dwight Eisenhower. Kraus developed a controversial approach to treat back pain, which he used to great success with President John F. Kennedy. He was an associate professor of clinical physical medicine and rehabilitation at the New York University School of Medicine until he retired in 1973. Kraus married Madi Springer-Miller in 1958 and they had two daughters.]
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