Why Rosemary Kennedy Was So Often Overlooked

Email a Friend
Rosemary Kennedy (far right) is pictured with friends and family in 1938. Three years later in 1941, she underwent a surgery that left her severely disabled.

Historian Kate Clifford Larson discusses Joseph and Rose Kennedy's third child, who suffered from mental illness and was later lobotomized, leaving her severely disabled. "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughtersheds light on Rosemary's life and the Kennedy family's motivations for taking up the causes of disabilities and mental illness.