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Medical News and Perspectives
November 16, 2005

Ramping Up Rehabilitation Research Urged as a “Public Health Imperative”

JAMA. 2005;294(19):2413-2416. doi:10.1001/jama.294.19.2413

Chicago—Three years ago, the journal Science featured a series of articles describing the wonders of bioengineering and bionics and the promise they hold for mending bodies broken by spinal cord injuries, stroke, and diseased joints and organs. But even as many of these wonders are being put to the test in clinical trials, clinicians and basic scientists in the field of disability rehabilitation are facing challenges that even the Six Million Dollar Man might find difficult to overcome.

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