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May 15, 1943

Services to the Orthopedically Handicapped

JAMA. 1943;122(3):207. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840200063030

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This volume is a report of a study of services to the orthopedically handicapped made under the auspices of the Trustees of the Widener Memorial School for Crippled Children and the Board of Public Education School, District of Philadelphia. The work should be of major interest to persons engaged in vocational training or guidance and will be of minor interest to orthopedic physicians.

The authors discuss certain fundamental principles of vocational training and guidance for the orthopedically handicapped and set forth recommendations for improving programs for the physically handicapped. Although the subject matter may have general application, the authors devote most of their discussion to local problems of rehabilitation in and around Philadelphia. The reader is impressed that the authors are striving to effect improvements in the educational and vocational guidance system for the physically handicapped. These changes have a bearing on state and municipal legislation. The essentiality of having

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