Willard Travell, M.D. and Janet Travell, M.D. in the 1940s. Janet and her father were working on a paper that they published together: Travell, W. and Travell, J. - Technique for Reduction and Ambulatory Treatment of Sacroiliac Displacement. Archives of Physical Therapy, April 1942, 23:222 - 246 (which is in our section called Published Papers).

Willard Travell, M.D. and Janet Travell, M.D. in the 1940s. Janet and her father were working on a paper that they published together: Travell, W. and Travell, J. – Technique for Reduction and Ambulatory Treatment of Sacroiliac Displacement. Archives of Physical Therapy, April 1942, 23:222 – 246, which is in our section called Published Papers.

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This is the reverse side of the previous photo.

This is the reverse side of the previous photo.

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Janet Travell posing with a heavy basket of laundry in the back yard of her home in Pelham, NY. She was going to use the picture in an article that she was writing about straining the muscles but the article came out without her illustration.

Janet Travell posing with a heavy basket of laundry in the back yard of her home in Pelham, NY. She was going to use the picture in an article that she was writing about straining the muscles but the article came out without her illustration.

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Janet Travell's daughter, Virginia Powell, posing with a heavy pile of school books for the article mentioned above.

Janet Travell’s daughter, Virginia Powell, posing with a heavy pile of school books for the article mentioned above.

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Willard Travell, M.D. and Janet Travell, M.D. at a Medical Meeting in the 1950s

Willard Travell, M.D. and Janet Travell, M.D. at a meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York in the 1950s.

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Janet Travell on a trip to Europe standing next to a piece of sculpture of a foot which has a long second toe (called a Morton's Toe) - 1956.

Janet Travell on a trip to Europe standing next to a piece of sculpture of a foot which has a long second toe (called a Morton’s Toe) – 1956.

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Janet Travell with Her Most Famous Patient, 1960. (The caption, which is shown here below the picture, was typed by Janet Travell and attached to the back of the photo).

Janet Travell with her most famous patient, 1960. (The caption, which is shown here below the picture, was typed by Janet Travell and attached to the back of the photo).

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Janet Travell tells about her invitation to visit the President-Elect at his father's house in Palm Beach, FL, at that time.

Janet Travell tells about her invitation to visit the President-elect at his father’s house in Palm Beach, FL, at that time.  (from the Autobiography)

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Janet Travell and President-elect Kennedy on 11/26/60 going to visit Mrs. Kennedy and John, Jr., who was born on the previous day, at the the Georgetown University Hospital. Purchased on Ebay in Aug. 2011. Virginia Street's original copy of this photograph was lost to Hurricane Katrina in a beach house on the MS Gulf coast in 2005.

Janet Travell and President-elect Kennedy on 11/26/60 going to visit Mrs. Kennedy and John, Jr., who was born on the previous day at the Georgetown University Hospital. The photograph was purchased on Ebay in Aug. 2011 by Virginia Street whose original copy was lost to Hurricane Katrina in her beach house on the MS Gulf coast in 2005.

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Janet Travell tells about the circumstances surrounding her visit to the Georgetown University Hospital with President-elect Kennedy on 11/26/60. (from the Autobiography) (left page of book)

Janet Travell tells about the circumstances surrounding her visit to the Georgetown University Hospital with President-elect Kennedy on 11/26/60. (from the Autobiography) (left page of book)

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Janet Travell tells about the circumstances surrounding her visit to the Georgetown University Hospital with President-elect Kennedy on 11/26/60. (from the Autobiography) (right page of book)

Janet Travell tells about the circumstances surrounding her visit to the Georgetown University Hospital with President-elect Kennedy on 11/26/60. (from the Autobiography) (right page of book)

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Janet Travell and Lady Bird Johnson. (Janet Travell was the physician to the Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as to the President). May, 1961. Photographer Unkonwn.

Janet Travell and Lady Bird Johnson. (Janet Travell was the physician to the Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as to the President). May, 1961. (Photographer unknown).

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Janet Travell - White House Office 1961

Janet Travell – White House office – 1961. (The old Carolina porch rocker which Senator Kennedy sat in at her New York City office has been transported to her White House office – and covered with a fitted cloth cover to make it more respectable).

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Janet Travell (right) at the dedication of the Jacqueline Kennedy Rose Garden with Lady Bird Johnson (middle). This photograph dated on the back 4/22/65. The photographer is unknown.

Janet Travell (right) at the dedication of the Jacqueline Kennedy Rose Garden with Lady Bird Johnson (middle). This photograph is dated on the back 4/22/65.  (Photographer unknown).

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Janet Travell and her step-brother, Clark Travell, on a trip to Italy in Sept. of 1975. (Her husband, Jack Powell, had died of pancreatic cancer in July of 1973). During the trip, she spoke at a meeting of the International Association for the Study of Pain in Florence.

Janet Travell and her step-brother, Clark Travell, on a trip to Italy in Sept. of 1975. (Her husband, Jack Powell, had died of pancreatic cancer in July of 1973). During the trip, she spoke at a meeting of the International Association for the Study of Pain in Florence.

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Janet Travell at the home of David Simons, M.D. in Huntington Beach, CA, doing their wrap-around test which she marked on the back of the photograph as being "Normal" - 1978.

Janet Travell at the home of David Simons, M.D. in Huntington Beach, CA, doing their wrap-around test which she marked on the back of the photograph as being “Normal” – 1978.

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Composite picture of Janet Travell and David Simons at the Travell/Powell Washington, DC, home in the 1980s.

Composite picture of Janet Travell and David Simons at the Travell/Powell Washington, DC, home in the 1980s.

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Janet Travell, M.D. - Spraying a Subject - David G. Simons, M.D., Her Colleague and Co-Author - c. 1982

Janet Travell, M.D. – spraying a subject – David G. Simons, M.D., her colleague and co-author – c. 1982.

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This photograph, taken by Janet Travell, shows her daughter, Janet Powell Pinci, posing in one of her Janet Travell's Kennedy Rockers in the downstairs medical office of her Washington, DC, home - 1984.

This photograph, taken by Janet Travell, shows her daughter, Janet Powell Pinci, posing in one of Janet Travell’s Kennedy Rockers in the downstairs medical office of her Washington, DC, home – 1984.

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Janet Travell tells about her interest in improving all aspects of John F. Kennedy's seating to reduce muscular fatigue and strain. (from the Autobiography).

Janet Travell tells about her interest in improving all aspects of John F. Kennedy’s seating to reduce muscular fatigue and strain. (from the Autobiography)

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This is one page of the "detailed notes, hastily handwritten on December 17 and 18, 1955, in Palm Beach" that Janet Travell mentioned in her autobiography - shown at the bottom of the page of text above.

This is one page of the “detailed notes, hastily handwritten on December 17 and 18, 1955, in Palm Beach” that Janet Travell mentioned in her autobiography – shown at the bottom of the page of text above. (NOTE: A photocopy).

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Janet Travell in her Washington, DC, office - week of Aug. 14, 1989. MATURITY NEWS SERVICE. Photographer unknown. "I have lived in a very special world - a world of love and security; beauty and serenity; opportunity, adventure, and variety; challenge and achievement; and the appreciation of my peers. I have had a sufficiency of everything that I desired and a surfeit of nothing." Dr. Travell, author's note to Office Hours: Day and Night, 1968.

Janet Travell in her Washington, DC, office – week of Aug. 14, 1989. MATURITY NEWS SERVICE. Photographer unknown. This photograph also appears at the GWU/Gelman Library Travell Online Exhibit which is in our section called Collections. “I have lived in a very special world – a world of love and security; beauty and serenity; opportunity, adventure, and variety; challenge and achievement; and the appreciation of my peers. I have had a sufficiency of everything that I desired and a surfeit of nothing.” Dr. Travell, Author’s Note to Office Hours: Day and Night, 1968.

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Sculpture of Janet Travell's hands by an unknown artist - 1991.

Sculpture of Janet Travell’s hands by an unknown artist – 1991.

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One of two upstairs medical offices in the Travell/Powell Washington, DC, home - Feb. 1995. In the foreground is a chair made from the John Deere tractor seat she had designed. In June 1996, she moved to Northampton, MA, with her daughter, Virginia.

One of two upstairs medical offices in the Travell/Powell Washington, DC, home – Feb. 1995. In the foreground is a chair made from the John Deere tractor seat she had designed. In June 1996, she moved to Northampton, MA, with her daughter, Virginia.

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Janet Travell with Robert Gerwin, M.D. and Virginia at the "Focus on Pain" Conference dinner in Bethesda, MD - 1996. (Photographer Unknown)

Janet Travell with Robert Gerwin, M.D. and Virginia at the “Focus on Pain” Conference dinner in Bethesda, MD – 1996. (Photographer unknown).

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Janet Travell with Virginia and John Giltinan, Nancy Shaw and David Simons, M.D. at the "Focus on Pain" Conference dinner in Bethesda, MD - 1996. (Photographer Unknown)

Janet Travell with Virginia and John Giltinan, Nancy Shaw and David Simons, M.D. at the “Focus on Pain” Conference dinner in Bethesda, MD – 1996. (Photographer unknown).

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Comments

PHOTOS – Professional — 5 Comments

  1. Janet and David’s mastepiece work has continued to inspire me for the past 15 years as a physical therapist. Indeed it is how I learnt all the muscles. We are blessed to have known of the existence of such people to have given so much to so many, and assisted therapists such as I get a grip on their work and to maintain an open mind to the potential in the human form and life force. Thank you for letting me know of Janet’s site and life, an inspiration. Shaun

  2. Dr. Travell’s work changed my life in 1987 with beginning to study her books.
    Finding the cause of my own or anyone’s symptomatic pain became possible. Seeing her joy and reading other’s appreciation of the gifts she shared with all who study her writings deepens my gratitude to her. For the past twenty seven years, very few of my clients have missed hearing me say: “God Bless You, Janet”, or “God Bless Dr. Travell”.
    I know that she is being appreciated wherever it is that the Creator has her teaching now. Sincere thanks for this wonderful compilation of images of one of my most treasured teachers.
    TR

  3. Hi,
    I’m currently writing a book on various healing modalities. The target readers are from Asian market.
    I would like to use Dr Janet Travell’s photographs taken with President Kennedy taken in November, 1960, (above) when featuring Trigger Point Therapy.

    May I know if there is copyright attached to it? may I have the permission to use it?

    Thanks & Regards
    Elsie

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