This ad in the The Washington Times from November 5, 1922 lists the Doctor of Physio-Therapy degree, which can be earned in two or three years.
A close look at the credentials of Dr. Sherman (bottom right) shows the familiar “D.P.T.”
The pre-requisite for this program? A high school diploma.
The curriculum included obstetrics, minor surgery and salesmanship. Would today’s equivalent be women’s health, sharp debridement and private practice marketing?
Did you know that to become a Reconstruction Aide in 1918 cost less than $100 and took just one summer? Click here for more physical therapy history.
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