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February 1949

Take up Thy Bed and Walk.

Arch NeurPsych. 1949;61(2):224-225. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1949.02310080128013

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Abstract

This book is a popular presentation of achievements in the new and exciting field of rehabilitation, written primarily for the layman. The author emphasizes particularly the historical development of the field and the modern concept of rehabilitation of the physically handicapped.

The changing concepts during the past thirty years, particularly the development of teamwork of a group of professional workers and the emphasis on treating the whole person, are brought into focus by detailed description of the history of the Institute for the Crippled and Disabled in New York city from 1917 to the present time. This organization has taken a leading role in the development of ideas and programs in the field of rehabilitation and has pioneered in creating possibilities for improvement of the severely handicapped, who were formerly considered not feasible for rehabilitation.

The outstanding accomplishment of the armed services and the Veterans Administration in rehabilitation of the

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