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Research Article  |   August 1988
Early Occupational Therapy Education in Wisconsin: Elizabeth Upham Davis and Milwaukee-Downer College
Author Affiliations
  • Jacqueline L. Jones, PhD, OTR/L, is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022
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Research Article   |   August 1988
Early Occupational Therapy Education in Wisconsin: Elizabeth Upham Davis and Milwaukee-Downer College
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1988, Vol. 42, 527-533. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.8.527
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1988, Vol. 42, 527-533. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.8.527
Abstract

Among the early influences on the profession of occupational therapy were the founding schools and those who helped create them. The Midwest was energized by Elizabeth Upham Davis, who was instrumental in establishing the occupational therapy education program at Milwaukee-Downer College in 1918. This paper relates Mrs. Davis’s efforts on behalf of occupational therapy both in the development of the program at Milwaukee-Downer and on a national level during the early years of the profession.